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Meaningful Ageing: Shaping a Better Future for China’s Elderly
June 21, 2021 - June 23, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021 – 8:30-10:30 PM EDT
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 8:30-10:30 AM EDT
The challenges presented by the ageing of China’s population are vast and complex. Not only does ageing have major impacts on labor supply, savings, economic growth and social and family relationships, ageing also necessitates re-imagining social systems—such as healthcare, eldercare, pension and housing—in order to sustainably support the elderly population in ageing well and living a meaningful life in China. The government has made confronting these challenges a national policy priority, as seen in the 14th Five-Year Plan. The prominence of ageing in this national policy planning blueprint and the issue’s inclusion in subsequent talks by senior policymakers signify its importance for ensuring sustainable economic and social development into the future.
This event, hosted by the Harvard China Health Partnership and Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, seeks to develop new and innovative ideas to help China develop a health and eldercare system to meet the needs of its ageing population in light of demographic shifts. Over multiple sessions, we will assemble an interdisciplinary group of experts to share their ideas, research and practical experience that could be adapted to the Chinese cultural, social and institutional contexts.
For a complete agenda and speaker list, click here.
Presented via Zoom
Register at: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-NZAPfx1Q5C72MMlwExV_Q