Migration and Health Policy in Perspective --- A Comparative Study of China and India

Wei Wang, CEAS Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies, 2009-2010,Stanford University

Internal migration has left an indelible mark on the economic development of China and India.
According to 2000 census data, 9.6% and 26.6% of the Chinese and the Indian populations,
respectively, were "on the road." With migration on such a massive scale, migrant access to
health care is an issue with significant socioeconomic consequences for both countries.
This talk will discuss patterns of health care utilization and expenditure among Chinese and
Indian migrants, and compare relevant health policies. It will then focus on the effect of
health insurance on migration and employment decisions in China's fragmented health
care system.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 4:15 pm — 5:30 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Center for East Asian Studies