China Center Spring 2021 Lecture Series on Chinese Social Policy from Comparative Perspectives

January 15, 2021

The Columbia China Center for Social Policy continues its 2020-2021 lecture series on “Chinese Social Policy from Comparative Perspectives” with six lectures from multidisciplinary backgrounds in spring 2021. The lecture series is co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and offered online via Zoom Webinar. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The first lecture in the series examines the impacts and effectiveness of China’s first-ever Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) field trial. The second is a book talk about the life-or-death struggle with a new generation of Chinese workers who make iPhones, Kinks, and Xboxes. The third lecture explores how China and India govern their cities and how their different styles of governance produce inequality and exclusion.

The fourth lecture presents the latest evidence on both the upward and downward multigenerational impacts of educational reforms in China over the past few decades on healthy aging. The fifth lecture examines the needs of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the differences between Chinese American parents and non-American Chinese parents in support services. The sixth lecture introduces the current policy on population aging in Hong Kong and calls for applying a stratification strategy to inform a responsive carer support framework to pay more attention to family caregivers.

Videos of selected fall 2020 lectures in this series can be viewed on the YouTube channel of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute:

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China Center for Social Policy