Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Today, April 2nd - China's Ageing Society

Over the past few decades, China enjoyed a productive population age structure, with working-age people making up a large part of its population while retired and pre-working-age people were a relatively small fraction. As a result, the country enjoyed an endless supply of labor and also carried a comparatively light pension burden. But that is changing - and the question is, how is China going to cope with its aging society?

Richard Jackson, Director and Senior Fellow, Global Aging Initiative- Center for Strategic and International Studies, Author of the policy study: China’s Long March to Retirement Reform: The Graying of the Middle Kingdom Revisited.

Prof. Du Peng, Department of Gerontology, Renmin University

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