A considerable amount of attention has been paid to the relationship between education and the promotion of one’s own health. This talk will present our latest evidence and discuss both the upward and downward multigenerational impacts of educational reforms in China over the past few decades on healthy aging.
About the Speaker:
Xi Chen is an associate professor of Health Policy and Economics at Yale University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Cornell University. His research endeavors focus on improving public policies on population aging, life course health, and global health systems. He teaches quantitative research methods and U.S.-China Health Systems at Yale. Dr. Chen is a consultant at the United Nations, a Research Fellow at IZA Institute of Labor Economics, a Cluster Head at the Global Labor Organization, former President of the China Health Policy and Management Society, and NIH’s Butler-Williams Scholar. Dr. Chen's federal and NGO funded work has resulted in 75 peer-reviewed articles in major science, economics, public health, and medical journals, recognized through numerous awards, such as AAEA Outstanding Dissertation Award, the Claude D. Pepper Scholar Award, the George Warren Award, and the Kuznets Prize, and widely covered in global media.
This lecture is part of the 2020-2021 annual lecture series on "Chinese Social Policy from Comparative Perspectives" co-sponsored by the Columbia China Center for Social Policy and Weatherhead East Asian Institute and supported by the Columbia School of Social Work.