Public Transfers and Inequality in China

October 7 10:00 am - 11:30 am

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY (VIA ZOOM) | 1.5 CE HOURS AVAILABLE (FOR A FEE) | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Featuring
WANG FENG
Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

Moderated by
QIN GAO
Professor of Social Policy
Founding Director, China Center for Social Policy

ABOUT THE EVENT

With expanded fiscal capacity and rising concerns over economic inequality, the Chinese government in the last decade and a half has vastly rebuilt and expanded its social welfare regime. At this China Center seminar, UC Irvine sociologist Wang Feng (bio), a leading expert on demography, aging, and inequality in China, reports on the findings of his study examining the distribution of public transfers in education, health care and pension across generations and income groups in 2014 as compared to 2010. Most notably, the study found that, although the unequal distribution of public transfers continues to some extent, China’s expanded social welfare programs have contributed to narrowing the vast income inequality in this country. More details here.