Caring for All: Challenges and Opportunities in China and Beyond

March 30, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


School of Social Work, Room C03: 1255 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Event Organizer

China Center for Social Policy

All-day conference; free and open to all; registration required; in-person CE hours available for a fee.

About the Conference

Everyone needs care and most will provide care at some time in their lives. Due to modernization and demographic shifts, China simultaneously faces a high demand for care and a shortage of caregivers. Which population groups are in particular need of care? Who is providing that care? And what will be the care needs and opportunities during the coming decades in China?

To answer these questions, the China Center for Social Policy will host an all-day conference, Caring for All: Challenges and Opportunities in China and Beyond. Presentations will examine different aspects of care drawing from empirical (qualitative or quantitative) data.

Participants will cover the range of services that come under the rubric of “caring for all,” from family care to social services to care policies at the national level and their international comparisons.

For information on earning CE hours, please see the REGISTER PAGE.

Conference Agenda

9:00 – 9:30 am: Breakfast and Networking

9:30 – 10:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Qin Gao, Director, China Center for Social Policy, Columbia University

Irv Garfinkel, Interim Dean, Columbia School of Social Work

10:00 – 11:40 am: Panel 1: Family Care: Responsibilities, Resources, and Coping Strategies

Moderator: Jane Duckett, University of Glasgow

Mental Health of Children and Youth in the Chinese Context of Migration: The Role of Social Capital
Qiaobing Wu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Children with Rare Diseases and Their Families Under Pressure: What Makes Them Resilient?
Wenxiao Ji, Henan Normal University

Health and Employment among Adults: A Panel Analysis for China
Sophie Mitra, Department of Economics, Fordham University

Role of Family in Mental Health Help Seeking in Beijing and Hong Kong
Juan Chen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

11:40 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:40 pm: Panel 2: Social Services: Needs, Effectiveness, and Challenges

Moderator: Ada C. Mui, Columbia University

The Role of Early Intervention Services in Enabling Young Children and Their Families in the US: Implications for Social Policies
Chun Zhang, Fordham University

Needs of Chinese Dementia Caregivers
Jinyu Liu, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Implementation and Effectiveness of a Coordinated Care Model for Older Persons with Comorbid Hypertension and Depression in Rural China
Lydia Li, University of Michigan

Progress and Challenges of Elderly Care Services in China
Yue Qiu, China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) and China Center for the Economics of Human Development (CCEHD)

2:40 – 3:00 pm: Coffee/Tea Break

3:00 – 4:40 pm: Panel 3: Developing Social Policies to Care for All

Moderator: Jeanette Takamura, Columbia University

The “Only Child” as Parents and Children’s Language Cognitive Development
Hui Xu, China Center for the Economics of Human Development (CCEHD) and Beijing Normal University

Preferences for Long-term Care Among Older Adults in China
Merril Silverstein, Syracuse University

Developing A National Palliative and End-of-Life Care Strategy in China
Xiaofang Liu, Fordham University

Health Insurance over the Lifespan in the US: Implications for China
Heidi Allen, Columbia University

4:40 – 5:00 pm: Concluding Remarks

Qin Gao, Director, China Center for Social Policy, Columbia University