CUHK hosted the “Inaugural WUN Global China Conference on Family Transition, Ageing, and Social Security in China” from December 5 to 6. The Conference focused on the cultural change and economic development in China in three particular areas: family transition, ageing, and social security. Some 60 scholars and students, members as well as non-members of WUN, took part in the event and discussed key issues arising from these topics, such as ageing and employment; intergenerational mobility; inequality in health and social security among the elderly; migration and familial support.
The University was honored to have a number of prominent experts as keynote speakers at the Conference. They included: Dr. Fang Cai, director of the Institute of Population and Labor Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Prof. Jane Falkingham, director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change at the University of Southampton; Prof. Xiaomei Pei, executive director of the Gerontology Research Centre at Tsinghua University; and Prof. Junsen Zhang, Wei Lun Professor of Economics and Chairman of the Department of Economics at CUHK.