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Zeng Yi, Affiliated Faculty and Professor at the Center for Study of Aging and Human Development and Geriatric Division / Dept of Medicine of Medical School, and Institute of Population Research

Zeng Yi

 

Short Description of Research Approach:

Affiliated Faculty and Professor at the Center for Study of Aging and Human Development and Geriatric Division / Dept of Medicine of Medical School, and Institute of Population Research

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Office: Center for Study of Aging and Human Development
Phone: (919) 660-7554
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Fax: 919-668-0453
Office hrs: Thursday, 10:30-12:30
 

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Curriculum Vita
 

Areas of Interest:

 
population healthy aging;
new method of family household forecasting and its applications,
social development planning and policy analysis;
family dynamics & life course including marriage, divorce and cohabitation;
economic and social changes in China
 
I received my doctoral degree from Brussels Free University in May 1986, and conducted my post-doctoral study at Princeton University, 1986-87. Currently, I am a Professor at Center for Study of Aging and Human Development and Department of Sociology of Duke University, a Professor of Peking University in China, and Distinguished Research Scholar of Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Germany; I am Director of Chinese Populations and Socioeconomic Studies Center of Duke University. In the past years, I taught and conducted research at Duke University, Peking University, University of Minnesota, Yale University, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute. My primary research fields are population healthy aging; new method of family household forecasting and its applications, social development planning and policy analysis; family dynamics & life course including marriage, divorce and cohabitation; economic and social changes in China. In recent years, I aught “Social Changes, Markets and Economics in China". 
 

Selected Publications/Recent Research:

 
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

    2007     Zeng Yi, 2007. “Options of Fertility Policy Transition in China.” Population  and        
         Development Review. Vol. 33 No. 2, Pp. 215-246 (Heading article).

    2007     Zeng Yi, Danan Gu, and Kenneth C. Land. 2007. “The Association of Childhood    
          Socioeconomic Conditions with Healthy Longevity at the Oldest-Old Ages in China.”
          Demography. Vol 44, No. 3: 497-518.

    2007     Zeng Yi, Dudley Poston, Denese Ashbaugh Vlosky, and Danan Gu (eds.). 2007. Healthy Longevity in China: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Psychological Dimensions. Dordrecht: Springer Publisher.

    2006     Zeng Yi, Kenneth C. Land, Zhenglian Wang, and Gu Danan. 2006. “U.S. Family Household Momentum and Dynamics -- Extension of ProFamy Method and Application.”  Population Research and Policy Review, 25(1): 1-41.

    2005     Zeng Yi, Eileen Crimmins, Yves Carrière, Jean-Marie Robine (eds.). 2005. Longer Life and          Healthy  Aging. Dordrecht: Springer Publisher.

    2005     Zeng Yi, Gu Danan, Xiao Zhenyu, Tao Liqun. 2005. Graphics of Socio-Demographic and Health Profiles of Oldest-Old in China (in both English and Chinese). Beijing: China Population Press.

    2004     ) Zeng, Yi, and Vaupel, J.W. 2004. “Association of Late Childbearing With Healthy Longevity among The Oldest-Old in China.” Population Studies, 58(1): 37-53.

    2004     Zeng Yi, Eric Stallard, And Zhenglian Wang. 2004. “Computing Time-Varying Sex-Age-            Specific Rates of Marriage/Union Formation and Dissolution in Family Household Projection        or Simulation.” Demographic Research, 11, 264-299.

    2004     Zeng Yi. 2004. Population Aging and Family Research. Beijing: Peking University Press (also distributed by Peking University Press' partners in Western countries).

    2004     Zeng, Yi.  2004.  “Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey and Some Research
         Findings.” Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 2004; 4: S49-S52.

    2004     Zeng, Yi; Gu, Danan, and Land, K. C. 2004. “A New Method for Correcting Underestimation of Disabled Life Expectancy and Application to Chinese Oldest-Old.” Demography, Vol. 41 (2): 335-361.

    2003     Zeng Yi and James W. Vaupel. 2003. “Oldest Old Mortality in China.” Demographic Research, Vol. 8 (7): 215-244.

    2003     Zeng Yi and Zhenglian Wang. 2003. “Dynamics of Family and Elderly Living Arrangements in China: New Lessons Learned from the 2000 Census.” The China Review, Vol. 3, No. 2: 95-119.  

    2003     Zeng Yi, Liu Yuzhi, and Linda George. 2003. “Gender Differentials of Oldest Old in China.” Research on Aging. 25: 65-80.

    2002     Zeng Yi and James W. Vaupel. 2002. “Functional Capacity and Self-Evaluation of Health  
         and Life of the Oldest Old in China.” Journal of Social Issues, 58: 733-748.

    2002     Zeng Yi and Kenneth C. Land. 2002. “Adjusting Period Tempo Changes – with an Extension of Ryder’s Basic Translation Equation.” Demography, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 269-285.

    2002     Zeng Yi and Linda George. 2002. “Extremely Rapid Aging and the Living Arrangement of Elderly Persons: the Case of China.” In Living Arrangements of Older Persons, Population Bulletin of the United Nations, Special Issue Nos. 42/43, New York: United Nations.

    2002     Zeng Yi, James W. Vaupel, Xiao Zhenyu, Zhang Chunyuan and Liu Yuzhi. 2002. “Sociodemographic and Health Profiles of Oldest Old in China.” Population and Development Review, No. 2, Vol. 28.

    2002     Zeng Yi, T. Paul Schultz, Wang Deming, and Gu Danan. 2002. “Association of Divorce with Socio-economic Covariates in China, 1955-1985: Event History Analysis based on Data collected in Shanghia, Hebei, and Shaanxi.” Demographic Research, Vol. 7, Article 11.

    2002     Zeng Yi. 2002. “Aging in China.” Ekerdt, David J. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Aging. Macmillan
         Reference USA, an Imprint of the Gale Group, New York.

    2001     Zeng Yi and Kenneth C. Land. 2001. “A Sensitivity Analysis of The Bongaarts-Feeney New Method for Adjusting Bias in Observed Period Total Fertility Rates.” Demography, 38 (1): 17-28.

    2001     Zeng Yi, James W. Vaupel, Xiao Zhenyu, Zhang Chunyuang and Liu Yuzhi. 2001. “The Healthy Longevity Survey and the Active Life Expectancy of the Oldest Old in China.” Population: An English Selection, 13(1):  95-116.

    2001     Zeng Yi. 2001. “A Demographic Analysis of Family Households in China, 1982-1995.”      Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 15-34.

    2000     Zeng Yi and Jiang Leiwen. 2000. "Does Rapid Economic Growth Accompanied by Massive Migration Necessarily Result in Severe Environmental Pollution? -- A Case Study of Pear River Delta in China." Current Politics and Economics of China, Vol. 3, No. 3. Pp. 427-445.

    2000     Zeng Yi and Linda George. 2000. “Family Dynamics of 63 Million (in 1990) to More Than         330 Million (in 2050) Elders in China.” Demographic Research, Vol. 2 (5).

    2000     Zeng Yi and Wu Deqing. 2000. “A Regional Analysis of Divorce in China Since 1980.”  Demography, 37 (2): 215-219.

    2000     Zeng Yi, Wang Zhenglian, Ma Zhongdong, Chen Chunjun. 2000. “A Simple Method for Estimating  and : An Extension of Brass Relational Gompertz Fertility Model.” Population Research and Policy Review, Volume 19, No. 6, pp. 525-549.

    1999     Schultz, T. Paul and Zeng Yi. 1999. “The Impact of Institutional Reform from 1979 to 1987 on Fertility in Rural China.” Chinese Economic Review 10: 141-60. (The authors are listed alphabetically and share equally in the research design and analysis).

    1998     Vaupel, J.W., J.R. Carey, K. Christensen, T.E. Johnson, A.I. Yashin, N.V. Holm, I.A. Iachine, V. Kannisto, A.A. Khazaeli, P. Liedo, V.D.Longo, Zeng Yi, K.G. Manton, and J.W. Curtsinger. 1998. “Biodemographic Trajectories of Longevity.” Science, 280: 855-60.

    1998     Zeng Yi, James W. Vaupel and Wang Zhenglian. 1998. “Household Projection Using Conventional Demographic Data.” Population and Development Review, Supplementary Issue: Frontiers of Population Forecasting. Volume 24: 59-87.

    1997     Zeng Yi, James W. Vaupel, and Wang Zhenglian. 1997. “A Multidimensional Model for Projecting Family Households -- With an Illustrative Numerical Application.” Mathematical Population Studies 6: 187-216.

    1997     Zeng Yi. 1997. “Dilemmas of Family Size Norms in China.” Selected and referred article for publication in International Population Conference, Volume 3: 1405-1418. Liege: International Union for Scientific Studies of Population, 23rd General Conference.

    1996     Zeng Yi. 1996. “Is Fertility in China in 1991-1992 Far Below the Replacement Level?” Population Studies Vol. 50: 27-34.

    1995     Schultz, T. Paul and Zeng Yi. 1995. “Fertility of Rural China: Effects of Local Family Planning and Health Programs.” Population Economics 8: 329-50.

    1995     Zeng Yi. 1995. “Aging in China: Progress and Policy Responses.” Reviews in Clinical Gerontology 5: 77-83.

    1995     Zeng Yi. 1995. “China's Agenda for an Old-age Insurance Program in Rural Areas.” Journal of Aging  & Social Policy 6: 101-14.

    1994     Zeng Yi, A. Coale, M.K. Choe, Z. Liang, and L. Liu. 1994. “Leaving Parental Home: Census Based Estimates for China, Japan, South Korea, The United States, France, and Sweden.” Population Studies 48: 65-80.

    1993     Zeng Yi, and Wang Deming. 1993. “An Event History Analysis of Remarriage in China.” Selected and referred article for publication in: International Population Conference, Volume 3: 323-335. Liege: International Union for Scientific Studies of Population, 22nd General Conference.

    1993     Zeng Yi, J.W. Vaupel, and Wang Zhenglian. 1993. “Marriage and Fertility in China: Recent Trends.” Genus Vol. IL:17-34.

    1993     Zeng Yi, Tu Ping, Gu Baochang, Xu Yi, Li Bohua and Li Youngping. 1993. “An Analysis on Causes and Implications of Recent Increase in Sex Ratio at Births in China.” Population and Development Review 19: 283-302.  

    1991     James W. Vaupel and Zeng Yi. 1991. “Population Tradeoffs in China.” Policy Sciences 24: 389-406.

    1991     Zeng Yi, Tu Ping, Guo Liu and Xie Ying. 1991. “A Demographic Decomposition of Recent Increase in Crude Birth Rates in China.” Population and Development Review 17: 435-458.

    1991     Zeng Yi. 1991. Family Dynamics in China: A Life Table Analysis.  Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press. Note: This research book was peer-reviewed before acceptance for publication.

    1989     Zeng Yi and J. Vaupel. 1989. “Impact of Urbanization and Delayed Childbearing on Population Growth and Aging in China.” Population and Development Review 15: 425:445.

    1989     Zeng Yi. 1989. “Is China's Family Planning Program Tightening Up?” Population and Development  Review Vol. 15:333-337.

    1988     Zeng Yi. 1988. “Changing Demographic Characteristics and the Family Status of Chinese Women.” Population Studies 42: 183-203.

    1986     Zeng Yi. 1986 “Changes in Family Structure in China: a Simulation Study.” Population and Development Review 12:675-703.

    1985     Zeng Yi, J. Vaupel and A.Yashin. 1985. “Marriage and Fertility in China: A Graphical Analysis.” Population and Development Review 11: 721-36.

 

Course Descriptions:

    Duke University. Spring & Fall 2012
  • Organizations and Global Competitiveness(SOC 142) Syllabus

  • Globalization and Development(Soc 730S-03) Syllabus

 
 


 
   
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