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Scholarly Publications

Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India

July 2016

The world’s two most populous countries face numerous policy challenges from rapid demographic change.

Will Demographic Change Slow China's Rise?

June 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.

Economic Research on Elderly Health and Implications for Analysis of Aging China

March 2013

"Old while not affluent" situation, together with an unsustainable high investment rate and high dependency on foreign trade, spurs hot debates on the challenges of a fast-aging population and the...

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2015-16

November 2016

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

No Need for All These Nukes

January 2012

OVER the last three years, as I delved into the world of American nuclear weapons, I felt increasingly as though I had stepped into a time warp.

Demographic Change in East Asia: Economic, Social, and Security Implications

December 2011

Japan leads, chased closely by South Korea, with China, on a vastly larger scale, not far behind.

News

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...

Events

A Tale of Two Systems: The Impact of Universal Health Coverage on Financial Risk Protection in Taiwan and South Korea

May 10, 2016

Abstract:One of the key objectives of introducing a compulsory health insurance is to provide citizens, regardless of socioeconomic status, with financial risk protection against unexpected...

Overcoming Economic Malaise: Strategic, Educational and Social Innovation for South Korea

May 4, 2016

South Korea has relied on its export-oriented development model to become an economic powerhouse, but has now reached the limits of this model.

Global Talent and Immigration Issues in Aging Societies: The Korean Experience

March 29, 2016

As the keynote for Shorenstein APARC's 8th annual Koret Workshop, Se Young Ahn, one of South Korea's leading public intellectuals, will analyze the Korean experience of utilizing global talent and...

Projects

Supporting decision making for sustainable weight loss

This project explores fundamental questions about habit formation and the role of nudges and other behavioral economic devices.
English

Age related changes in the brain systems underlying intertemporal choice

Despite the fact that physical health and cognitive abilities decline with age, emotion regulation remains stable or improves across the adult lifespan.
English

Elder-care, Gender, and Son Preference: The Role of Cultural Transmission and Diffusion During the Process of Rural-urban Migration in China

A research report, “A survey of rural-urban migrants in Shenzhen, China”, based on findings from this project, was submitted to the Shenzhen government in December of 2005.  Since then, the Santa...
English

Multimedia

Population Aging in Japan and Implications for Public Finance

February 2017

In recent decades Japan has gone through some major epidemiologic and demographic transitions.

Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan

August 2016

Audio, transcript and presentation from the Asia Health Policy Program seminar "Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan" on Oct.

Enhancing South Korea's Security: The U.S. Alliance and Beyond

March 2009

Two decades ago, South Korea appeared on the path to greatly increased security. The Cold War was ending, fundamentally improving South Korea’s regional security environment.

People

Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Jay Bhattacharya Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Medicine (CHP/PCOR)
Karen Eggleston Senior Fellow
Victor R. Fuchs Professor, Economics, Emeritus
Wei Yu Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
John (Jack) W. Rowe Adjunct Affiliate, CHP/PCOR
Neesha Joseph Program Manager, CDEHA