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Panel Discussion: "China's One Child Policy: Success or Failure? Are we asking the right question?"

MPRC Special Symposium
When Feb 16, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Prince Georges Room (1210); Stamp Student Union
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Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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Interactive Panel Discussion - inspired by Daniel Goodkind's article in Demography, 2017 and further discussion in Science, 2017

Feinian Chen, University of Maryland - Moderator

Professor of Sociology and a faculty affiliate at the Maryland Population Research Center at the Univer-sity of Maryland. Her research crosscuts a range of areas in demography, family sociology, aging, and quantitative methodology. Her main research interests include women's work and family, intergenera-tional relations, population aging and health. Currently she is actively involved in projects on the multi-dimensional pathways of aging for women in the Philippines, the link between intergenerational ties and health in China, India and the U.S.

Daniel Goodkind, Independent Researcher

Independent Researcher based in Arlington, VA, his research has focused on population trends, social change, and fertility in East Asia. Following his doctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, he had two postdoctoral fellowships in anthropological demography at the Australian National University and the University of Michigan. He implemented several small-scale surveys in Vietnam, addressing such topics as population policy, social change, and the elderly. Since 1998, Daniel has been at the U.S. Census Bureau where his work focuses on estimates and projections of demographic trends in Asia and other parts of the world.

Stan Becker, Johns Hopkins University

Professor in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Universi-ty. He is current head of the Pop and Health faculty group. He has taught both introductory and ad-vanced demographic methods for over 25 years. His classes include, Population Health and Develop-ment to undergraduates and “Couples and Reproductive Health” at the School of Public Health. His research interests are interventions with couples in reproductive health, estimation of fertility and mortality in developing countries, and population and the environment.

Guo Chen, Michigan State University and Fellow at Woodrow Wilson Center

Associate Professor of Geography & Global Urban Studies at Michigan State University. Currently fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, affiliated with the Urban Sustaina-bility Lab and the Global Sustainability and Resilience Program. Her areas of expertise are urban and economic geography, inequality and poverty, housing, and urbanization in China, emerging coun-tries, and the Asia-Pacific. She has taught courses and published extensively on China’s changing urban landscape and its socio-environmental concerns, with a recent focus on slums.

Klaus Hubacek, University of Maryland

Professor of Geographical Sciences. He is an ecological economist with a research focus on conceptu-alizing and modeling the interaction between human and environmental systems and developing and modeling scenarios of future change. Klaus has worked extensively with stakeholders in participatory research projects and led large interdisciplinary research teams. He has published more than 200 articles in journals, books and research reports. Klaus has conducted studies for a number of national agencies in various countries and international institutions such as the World Bank.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies

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