100YLA Online Conversation Series: Health and Life Expectancy

6:00–7:00 pm
Zoom Webinar


100 Year Lives in Asia (100YLA)

Life expectancy in Asia has increased significantly from 1955 to 2020. In many Asian societies, centenarians are still celebrated, but they are no longer a rarity. Society and government policies have not been designed around the expectation that people will live to 100. Education, career, family, financial security and many other topics will be explored in the 100YLA series to address the many changing needs people and their families have as they prepare to live longer lives.

COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.

Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology of the University of Chicago, will invite experts from Asia and the U.S. to discuss the phenomenon, implications, challenges and opportunities for an aging population in Asia.

Episode 2: Health and Life Expectancy

In this episode, Professor Cagney will have a discussion with Angelique Chan from the Duke-NUS Medical School and Mark Hayward from the University of Texas at Austin to discuss mortality trends and demography, and how factors like caregiving, education and social engagement impact health and life expectancy. The session will last for an hour. 

May 14, 2020 (Thursday)
7:30am | Chicago
1:30pm | London
2:30pm | Paris
6:00pm | Delhi
7:30pm | Jakarta | Ho Chi Minh City
8:30pm | Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore | Manila | Taipei
9:30pm | Tokyo | Seoul
10:30pm | Sydney


Professor Kathleen Cagney
Chair of 100 Year Lives in Asia
Professor of Sociology and the College
The University of Chicago

Professor Angelique Chan
Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research & Education
Associate Professor, Health Services & Systems Programme
Duke-NUS Medical School

Professor Mark D. Hayward
Professor of Sociology
Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts
Faculty Research Associate, Population Research Center
University of Texas at Austin

Registrations for this Episode are closed.  Check out all 100YLA episodes HERE!

The event was hosted by The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong.