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Cynthia Chen
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New Approaches to Aging: Understanding and Managing Society-Level Characteristics in Elderly Populations

News / July 5, 2022
Broadening the existing scholarship on aging and the needs of different societal groups, Cynthia Chen, Visiting Scholar at APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program, presents nuanced and comprehensive aging metrics that account for the critical factors that influence societal function.
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Education Level Will Widen Disparity in Health Outcomes of the Future Elderly Population, New Study Projects

News / April 11, 2022
In the first study to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across two rapidly aging Asian societies, APARC coauthors Cynthia Chen and Karen Eggleston project that from 2015 to 2050, elders with high educational attainment will have a lower prevalence of functional disability and chronic conditions compared to elderly with low educational attainment.
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