100YLA Online Conversation Series: Government Policy and Social Safety Nets

6:00–7:00 pm

Jul.
16

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 6: Government Policy and Social Safety Nets

Increasing pressures on governments to care for the elderly exist in almost every country. Larger numbers of retirees dependent on personal savings and the government social safety net are placing greater stresses on legacy policies. Cracks in financial and health systems are beginning to show and new ideas are needed accompanied by effective policies in order for governments to ease the burden on families to care for the ever-expanding population of elderly. Find out if governments are ready for the challenges ahead and learn what more they could be doing.


July 16, 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

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Check out all 100YLA episodes HERE!

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