The Future of a Demographic Overachiever: Long-Term Implications of the Demographic Transition in China

Wang Feng, University of California, Irvine, and Tsinghua Brookings Institute, Beijing

RSVP required by 5PM November 2

China's pace of demographic transition -- both mortality and fertility decline -- have been unparalleled in human populations of significant size. With China's fertility now well below replacement level, what lies ahead for this demographic overachiever? Dr. Wang will discuss the role of the Chinese state in the demographic transition, pointing out how focusing on the role of government overlooks the socioeconomic engines of China's transition and contributes to under-appreciation of the long-term implications of China's demographic transition.

Thursday, November 03, 2011 | 12:00 pm — 1:15 pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor

Asia Health Policy Program, Shorenstein APARC