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Karen Eggleston
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In China, Health Care Utilization Increases at Retirement, a New Study Shows

News / July 30, 2021
The study’s co-authors, including Karen Eggleston, find that health care expenditures among Chinese covered by relatively generous health insurance significantly increase at retirement, primarily due...
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A New Validated Tool Helps Predict Lifetime Health Outcomes for Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes in Chinese Populations

News / July 13, 2021
A research team including APARC's Karen Eggleston developed a new simulation model that supports the economic evaluation of policy guidelines and clinical treatment pathways to tackle diabetes...
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In China, Better Financial Coverage Increases Health Care Access and Utilization

News / July 6, 2021
Research evidence from China’s Tongxiang county by Karen Eggleston and colleagues indicates that enhanced financial coverage for catastrophic medical expenditures increased health care access and...
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Robotics and the Future of Work: Lessons from Nursing Homes in Japan

News / June 30, 2021
On the Future Health podcast, Karen Eggleston discusses the findings and implications of her collaborative research into the effects of robot adoption on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
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What to Read This Summer — 2021: Book Recommendations by APARC Faculty

News / June 9, 2021
APARC faculty suggest dozens of books for your summer reading.
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The Unfolding Relationship Between Human Workers and Robots in an Aging World

News / May 7, 2021
On the Freakonomics Radio podcast, Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee discuss their research into the effects of robots on staffing in Japanese nursing homes.
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How COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts People with Chronic Conditions in India

News / April 28, 2021
A collaborative study by a group of researchers including APARC’s Karen Eggleston documents the adverse effects of COVID-19 on people with chronic conditions in India, particularly among poor, rural...
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New Book Reveals How China and the United States Engage the Private Sector to Deliver Public Goods

News / March 10, 2021
In their new book, APARC Deputy Director Karen Eggleston and co-authors John Donahue and Richard Zeckhauser of Harvard University seek to empower decision-makers to more wisely engage the private...
Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific

New Book Explores the Intersection of Demographic Shifts and Innovation, Offering Lessons from Asian Nations

News / March 5, 2021
Contributing authors to the new volume 'Demographics and Innovation in the Asia-Pacific' convened for a virtual book launch and discussion of the challenges facing aging societies in East...

Call for papers: Conference on human capital & ageing

News / July 23, 2014
Shorenstein APARC’s Asia Health Policy Program co-organizes an annual conference and issue of the Journal of the Economics of Ageing focused on the challenges facing ageing societies worldwide. Paper submissions for the conference and special issue are currently being accepted.
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Faculty Spotlight: Karen Eggleston

News / April 29, 2014
In conversation with Shorenstein APARC, Karen Eggleston, center fellow and director of the Asia Health Policy Program, reflects on her initial draw to Asian studies and eventual focus on comparative Asia health policy. She also shares perspectives on health reform in China and demographic change across East Asia, and talks about related upcoming activities.
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Karen Eggleston provides testimony to U.S.-China Commission on China’s healthcare sector

News / April 7, 2014
Karen Eggleston presented to the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s healthcare sector on April 3. Eggleston responded to several questions about China's health status and health system performace based on her research.
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Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

News / October 2, 2013
China's population of 1.34 billion is now 50 percent urban, over 13 percent above age 60, and with 118 boys born for every 100 girls. For such a large population at a relatively low level of per capita income, how will aging interact with substantial gender imbalance and rapid urbanization?
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An Asian dimension to the Stanford Center for Population Research

News / November 18, 2010
The Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and its Asia Health Policy Program have joined with other centers and programs across the university as collaborative partners for the new Stanford Center for Population Research.
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Health reform spans the Pacific

News / April 9, 2010
When searching for insights about how other countries deal with similar challenges, Americans often look to Europe and Canada. Rarer is the comparison to counterparts across the Pacific. Yet President Obama has clearly articulated the vision of the US as a Pacific Nation, and there are developments around the Pacific rim that merit consideration in our debates.
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Leading Pacific Rim universities collaborate on population health research

News / March 2, 2009
The Asia Health Policy Program hosted meetings of the public health research project of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities World Institute on February 24-25 at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
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Does it matter how you pay doctors and hospitals? Evidence from the Asia Pacific

News / July 16, 2008
The organizing committee of the "Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia Pacific" conference -- including health economists from Shorenstein APARC, Peking University, Tsinghua University, and Seoul National University -- reviewed submissions in June 2008 and accepted sixteen. The conference papers cover payment issues in Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Tajikistan, the Philippines, and the US, examined from a range of disciplines (e.g., economics, health services research/health policy, public health, medicine, and ethics).
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