East Asia has undergone rapid demographic, economic, political, and social transformations in recent decades. In a new article published in the Journal of Asian Public Policy, Julia Shu-Huah Wang, Yixia Cai and Qin Gao used the harmonized Panel Study on Family Dynamics 2006, 2011, and 2013/14 data to examine poverty patterns and compare the role of social safety nets in alleviating poverty across Taiwan and southeast (SE) China.
Population aging in China has been one of the fastest in the world. This raises concerns about the health and well-being of older adults and poses major challenge for the Chinese health care system. In a new article published in the Journal of Aging & Social Policy, Yalu Zhang and Qin Gao examined whether welfare receipt was associated with changes in consumption on health among older families.