A food safety factory shutdown has Americans hunting for baby formula. Readying themselves for a covid-19 lockdown, Chinese in Beijing emptied store shelves. Emerging from lockdown, some in Shanghai are visiting well-provisioned markets. U.S.-China agricultural trade is booming, but many are still being left hungry. Food security, sustainability and safety remain issues.
From the baseline China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) data, a report from researchers of USC, Peking University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a team of international partner institutions found stark gender differences in how men and women age in the developing world.
Nowhere on Earth will the impact of the aging revolution be as drastic as in China — by 2050, there will be more than 400 million Chinese citizens over the age of 60. As the world watches to see how the country meets these unprecedented challenges, high-ranking officials invited USC Davis School of Gerontology Assistant Dean Maria Henke to explore the possibility of international collaborations.
Exploring Disability Among Chinese Elderly Population: Prevalence, Use of Social Service and Gender Difference
Man Guo's project examines the use of social services among the elderly disabled Chinese as well as the gender difference in terms of disability prevalence and the use of social services.
Merril Silverstein teaches at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and in the USC Sociology Department.