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Conference on Family Transition and Ageing

The first Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Global China Conference on Family Transition, Ageing and Social Security in China was held on 5 and 6 December at CUHK. Dozens of China scholars from around the world took part in the event.

A number of prominent experts delivered keynote speeches at the conference. They were Dr. Cai Fang, director of the Institute of Population and Labour Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Prof. Jane Falkingham, director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton; Prof. Pei Xiaomei, executive director of the Gerontology Research Centre at Tsinghua University; and Prof. Zhang Junsen, Wei Lun Professor of Economics and chairman of the Department of Economics at CUHK. Key issues discussed in the conference included ageing and employment; intergenerational mobility; inequality in health and social security among the elderly; and migration and familial support.