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Aging in China: Labor Participation, Retirement, Pension and Long-term Care Insurance

July 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

China’s population is ageing rapidly at a rate that surpasses most of its Asian neighbors and advanced economies in the West. In 2015, 10.5% of the population was aged 65+, and this number is projected to grow to 26.1% by 2050. Evidencing increases in life expectancy, the growth of the 80+ population from 22 million (or 1.5%) in 2015 to an expected 115 million (or 8.2%) by 2050 is particularly consequential. The challenges presented by the ageing of China’s population are vast and complex. This session examines the effect of ageing on economic growth, labor market decisions and the opportunities and challenges in financing elder care to meet the needs of the ageing population.

This session brings together leading experts to share their research on these important issues. The session will start with a brief introduction by Winnie Yip, followed by four presentations and commentaries and moderated discussions with discussants. There will be plenty of time for exchanges and interactions with the online audience as well.

For more information, visit https://www.healtheconomics.org/page/PreCongressSessionJuly8-12pm-2pmGMT.


July 8, 2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Harvard China Health Partnership
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