Online Invited Seminar Talk
Sibling Availability and Adult Subjective Well-being: The Demographic Consequences of China’s One-Child Policy
Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, September 21, 2021
Haowei Wang from the Pennsylvania State University discussed findings about sibling availability in contemporary China, the implications for adult subjective well-being, and the variations by broad social contexts.
The Chinese population has undergone unprecedented demographic and social changes since the 1960s, driven in large part by its population policies. The expansion of one-child families highlights the challenges that changing family structures might place on China’s rapidly aging society. This talk will discuss findings about sibling availability in contemporary China, the implications for adult subjective well-being, and the variations by broad social contexts.
Haowei Wang is a postdoc researcher at the Population Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a PhD in Gerontology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her current research focuses on family demographic changes and population aging and she examines these issues in a variety of social contexts, such as how they are influenced by migration, China’s one-child fertility policy, and rural-urban divisions. Her interdisciplinary research also includes social determinants of healthy aging, the long-term implications of COVID-19 pandemic, and family relations and caregiving.