Understanding ageing in China in comparison to Australia: Promoting health, productivity, and wellbeing

  • Kendig, Harold (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • D'Este, Catherine (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Thomas, Shane (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Byles, Julie E. (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Browning, Colette (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Nazroo, James (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project aims to provide deep, comparative insights into the ways in which life span development and social
change in China have influenced the development of human capital for health, productivity, and wellbeing of
people entering later life. Understanding of social determinants, appreciation of cultural context, and
conceptualisation of policy responses will be enhanced by cross national comparisons with Australia as well as
examination of historical influences and social variations within China. The significance of the research is
underscored by the rapid population ageing in China and the pressures it brings to intergenerational support
arising from smaller families, migration, urbanisation, and growing social inequalities.
Effective start/end date1/01/1624/10/16


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$369,900.00