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Welcome to the China Center for Social Policy!
As the first center of its kind founded within a U.S. school of social work, the China Center is a hub for innovation and action on social welfare in China and beyond.
China Center for Social Policy Hosts Inaugural International Conference on “Expanding Social Policy in China".
Columbia School of Social Work Hosted Social Policy Public Forum in Shanghai
Qin Gao Discusses China’s Poverty Reduction & Social Welfare with the Carnegie Council
Qin Gao Explains How China's Poverty Alleviation Program Works on SupChina's Sinica Podcast
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.
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.
Xiaohui Wang, an Associate Professor of Social Work at China University of Labor Relations, is a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Columbia China Center for Social Policy during the 2018-2019 academic year. She shared her background, interests, and Columbia expectations in a recent written interview.
Huo Xuan, a doctoral student at the School of Government in Nanjing University, is a visiting scholar at the Columbia School of Social Work and the Columbia China Center for Social Policy during the 2018-2019 academic year. She shared her background, interests, and Columbia expectations in a recent written interview.
Qin Gao, Professor and Director of the Columbia China Center for Social Policy, recently published a new article in the Mercator Institute for China Studies, or MERICS, study on social service delivery in China. Professor Gao's article focuses on China's fight against poverty and its ambitious goal to eradicate poverty by 2020.