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Health Labour and Family Policies in Ageing Society (Fudan University-CREA)

Event Summary

The Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing (CREA) at Singapore Management University, in collaboration with Fudan University, Shanghai, held a ‘Health Labor and Family Policies in Ageing Society’ Forum on the 24th of October, 2018. The presenters from CREA, Fudan University and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics used data from the Singapore Life Panel Survey (SLP), China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS), China Centre for Economic Studies and the National Basic Public Health Services Program to explore various pertinent concerns surrounding ageing within the two countries.

The event kicked off with a welcome speech by Bryce Hool, Director of CREA and Dean of the School of Economics at Singapore Management University. Next, Jin Feng, Professor at the School of Economics and Dean of the Faculty of Public Economics, Fudan University gave welcome remarks as well. Following which, the day consisted of eight presentations by the researchers from the various establishments, concerning a wide range of topics such as work expectations, industrial policies, health insurance, parental bequests and preventive care effectiveness. The comparable data sets enabled researchers and the audience to draw interesting parallels between the two nations, while also gleaning the main differences. Their engagement with the content helped to enrich the discussion in a meaningful manner.

This successful collaboration generated several valuable policy implications, besides establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with Fudan University, which will result in many more collaborations in the future.

Please find the event programme here.


Wednesday, 24 October 2018 - 9:00am to 5:30pm


School of Economics, Fudan University, China