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CEPAR researchers to present at ADB-ADBI-JICA Regional Conference


The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Ogata Sadako Research Institute (JICA Ogata RI) for Peace and Development are hosting a virtual conference on Health and Socioeconomic Well-Being of Older Persons in Developing Asia: Role of Individual and Household Data on 7–9 September 2021.

The conference will examine the physical, mental, social, and economic wellbeing of older persons in Asia and the Pacific.

CEPAR researchers Dr Yuanyuan Deng, Scientia Professor John Piggott, and Dr Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan have secured three out of 17 research presentation slots to present their latest research at the conference, contributing to evidence-based policymaking in the region.

On 8 September, CEPAR Senior Research Associate Dr Yuanyuan Deng will present a life-cycle model of labour supply and consumption to quantify the implications of alternative pension reforms on labour supply, individual welfare, and government budget for China’s basic old-age insurance program.

On 9 September, CEPAR Director Scientia Professor John Piggott will provide insights into demographics, labour force and older people in Indonesia; and CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Dr Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan will present evidence on universal health coverage for older persons in Mongolia and the rural-urban disparities in health service use.

Piggott and Yiengprugsawan will also act as discussants for presentations by the ADB as well as the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning.

View the agenda and registration details here.