CCS Noon Lecture Series. "Successful Aging in Transitional China: Accomplishments and Challenges"


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  • Speaker: Lydia Li, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan
  • Host Department: ccs
  • Date: 09/24/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: International Institute-Room 1636

  • Description:

    Successful aging is a very relevant topic for China, given that it has the largest elderly population in the world and one of the fastest rates of population aging in human history. In this talk, Professor Li will address three questions. First, has there been more success in successful aging since China began the economic reform in the late 1970s? Second, who among those living in contemporary China are more and less likely to age successfully and why? Third, how would the trend of successful aging in China be affected by rapid industrialization and urbanization? She will review the literature, especially empirical studies, to draw answers to the questions. Challenges to realizing successful aging in China will be discussed.