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

October 19, 2010 - 4:15pm
Philippines Conference Room, Encina Hall, 3rd Floor


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.

Free and open to the public.

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Center for East Asian Studies
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