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The Chinese Welfare State

Using various national household survey datasets as well as administrative data and a cross-national comparative perspective, this research aims to understand the Chinese welfare state both conceptually and empirically and places the Chinese case in the global context. 

Aging, Care & Health

This research focuses broadly on aging, care, and health among Chinese and Asian American older adults and examines the social and economic determinants of health and other outcomes of older adults.

Recent News

October 24, 2019

China Center Successfully Co-hosts Urbanization Forum

The Urban China Forum 2019 was successfully held in Avery Hall on October 5th with the theme of “Urbanization and China: Understanding Impacts, Projecting Future.” The forum welcomed 9 speakers, including renowned scholars and emerging practitioners from the U.S., China, Canada, and the U.K., with the topics on political and sociological dynamics as well as built environment.

October 18, 2019

Professor Qin Gao Wins UNICEF Grant to Study Multidimensional Child Poverty in China

Dr. Qin Gao, Professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and Director of the Columbia China Center for Social Policy, received a grant from the UNICEF to study multidimensional child poverty in China. Prof. Gao and her research team will examine the incidence, patterns, and determinants of child multidimensional poverty in the national, urban, rural, and migrant populations in China.

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