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“Co-Bots,” Not Overlords, Are the Future of Human-Robot Labor Relationships

August 2020

Yong Suk Lee and Karen Eggleston’s ongoing research into the impact of robotics and AI in different industries indicates that integrating tech into labor markets adjusts, but doesn’t replace, the...

Researchers Develop New Method for Projecting Future Wellness of Aging Populations

July 2020

Asia Health Policy Director Karen Eggleston and her colleagues unveil a multistate transition microsimulation model that produces rigorous projections of the health and functional status of older...

Robots May Be the Right Prescription for Struggling Nursing Homes

June 2020

Karen Eggleston and Yong Suk Lee speak to the Oliver Wyman Forum on how robotics and advancing technologies are helping staff in Japanese nursing homes provide better and safer care to their patients...

APARC Delegation Visits Hanoi and Bangkok

December 2019

Southeast Asia, home to over 640 million people across 10 countries, is one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest growing regions.

Stanford Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference Examines New Pathways for Aging Societies

July 2019

The world is “graying” at an unprecedented rate.

Financing Longevity: Addressing the Challenges of an Aging World

May 2019

People today can generally expect to live longer and, in some parts of the world, healthier lives.

Facing the Demographic Tidal Wave: Collaborative Solutions for an Aging World

October 2018

In Beijing’s bustling Chaoyang District stands a multi-story building known as the Gonghe Senior Apartments: a 400-bed nursing home for middle-income seniors who are disabled or suffer from...

China faces its future of urbanization

May 2017

China’s growth in cities has been unprecedented over the past decade, and the urbanization policies the government put in place, while achieving notable successes, continue to face systemic...

Conference explores how the US and Japan can close the gender gap

November 2016

Japanese and American scholars and practitioners gathered at Stanford recently for “Womenomics, the Workplace, and Women,” a full-day conference seeking to find pathways to advance opportunity for...

A way to bridge aging societies in Japan and South Korea

September 2016

Japan and South Korea face serious demographic crises. Japan has the oldest population in the world and South Korea is one of the most rapidly aging.

Social capital matters for a sustainable South Korea

August 2016

South Korea is facing a number of challenges.

Xi'an summit explores China in transition

April 2016

More than fifty experts met in Xi’an, China, for an international academic conference on demographic change and social development last week.

China’s one-child policy shift is a step forward in bigger population challenge

December 2015

China announced plans to discontinue its “one-child policy” in October, relaxing over three decades of controversial family planning policies and changing to a universal two-child policy.

Eggleston: East Asia's demographic challenges

July 2015

Demographic change is fast becoming one of the most globally significant trends of the 21st century. Declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy -- two of the patterns triggering...

U.S. and Asia experts seek solutions to economic aspects of aging in China and India

March 2013

How China and India resolve the challenge of supporting their elderly while maintaining economic advancement despite shrinking working-age cohorts will strongly shape their future and may provide...

Stanford experts propose new ideas for governments dealing with old age

August 2012

Stanford health economists Karen Eggleston and Victor Fuchs offer an innovative view of the global aging phenomenon in an article published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Signs of growth in post-Fukushima Japan, say Stanford experts

January 2012

Nearly a year has passed since an earthquake triggered a tsunami that swept away entire communities on Japan's northeastern coast, leading to a series of accidents at the Fukushima nuclear complex....

Economic, social, and security implications of East Asia's demographic transition

December 2011

Asia's demographic landscape is changing in a big way, presenting policymakers with new challenges and questions.

Possible new trends in caring for China's elderly

October 2011

As lifestyles in China are changing, so too is the ability for people to care for their elderly family members at home.

Eggleston considers China's ability to adjust to demographic change

July 2011

Can social, economic, and policy changes turn a period of growing old-age dependency into one of positive opportunity and growth in China?

Pre-doctoral RA-ships for the study of Asian demographic change

May 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program of the Walter H.

New Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellows

March 2011

The Asia Health Policy Program at the Walter H.

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