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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.
Columbia China Center for Social Policy Hosts Successful Conference on Caring for All
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.
In a new study, Professor Qin Gao and her colleague found that for rural participants in China’s social safety net program, positive psychological effects outweigh the stigma surrounding participation in means-tested welfare.
China Center’s 2019-2020 Lecture Series Focuses on Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China
The Columbia China Center for Social Policy will host its 2019-2020 Lecture Series on the theme of Using Scientific Evidence to Address Social Challenges in China. Eleven experts from multiple disciplines including communication, education, sociology, political science, nursing, and social work will offer lectures that address various social challenges faced by China through scientific inquiries and evidence.
Pengzhan Yang, a doctoral student at the School of Finance in Renmin University of China, is a visiting scholar at the Columbia School of Social Work and the Columbia China Center for Social Policy during the 2019-2020 academic year. He shared his background, interests, and Columbia expectations in a recent written interview.