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Society

Society

FSI researchers work to understand continuity and change in societies as they confront their problems and opportunities. This includes the implications of migration and human trafficking. What happens to a society when young girls exit the sex trade? How do groups moving between locations impact societies, economies, self-identity and citizenship? What are the ethnic challenges faced by an increasingly diverse European Union? From a policy perspective, scholars also work to investigate the consequences of security-related measures for society and its values.

The Europe Center reflects much of FSI’s agenda of investigating societies, serving as a forum for experts to research the cultures, religions and people of Europe. The Center sponsors several seminars and lectures, as well as visiting scholars.

Societal research also addresses issues of demography and aging, such as the social and economic challenges of providing health care for an aging population. How do older adults make decisions, and what societal tools need to be in place to ensure the resulting decisions are well-informed? FSI regularly brings in international scholars to look at these issues. They discuss how adults care for their older parents in rural China as well as the economic aspects of aging populations in China and India.

News

China's Top Economic Risk? Education.

November 2017

Bloomberg writes on REAP and Scott Rozelle's work China's looming education problem.

One in three Chinese children faces an education apocalypse.

September 2017

Science Magazine writes about REAP's work on early childhood development in rural China.

New York Times: China’s School Dropouts a Growing Concern for Economy in Transition

August 2017

Reuters/The New York Times write about REAP's research on early childhood development.

Events

The Global Landscape of In-Service Teacher Professional Development Programs: The Gap between Evidence & Practice

November 8, 2017

About the Topic: We review evidence on the characteristics of the most effective teacher professional development (PD) programs, present new data from around the world on the actual characteristics...

End Heuristics in Retrospective Voting: Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Experiment

October 2, 2017

About the Speaker: Patrick McEwan is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College. He conducts research on education and social policy in developing countries, especially in Latin America.

Promotion Incentives in the Public Sector: Evidence From Chinese Schools

January 23, 2017

About the Topic: Professor Park will discuss how promotion incentives influence the effort of public employees by providing evidence from China's system of promotions for teachers.

Projects

PRICE Manual of Procedures

Chinese children have among the highest rates of myopia in the world.
English

Assessing & Improving the Quality of Higher Education

An International Comparative StudyUniversity attendance is increasing around the world, but are graduates learning the essential skills required to succeed in the workforce and grow the economy...
English

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
English

Multimedia

Responsible Vocational Education

October 2015

Today there is a significant labor shortage in China.

Perfecting Parenting

June 2015

In rural China, many parents don't talk to or play with their babies. This can stunt their socio-emotional and cognitive development. Watch how we're studying the effects of improved parenting practices on child development.

Seeing is Learning: Vision Care for China's Rural Students

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the vision of more than 30,000 children and passed out 10,000 pairs of glasses.

People

Fang Lai Affiliate
Hongmei Yi Program Manager, REAP-China
John Kennedy Affiliate
Xiaopeng Pang Affiliate
Xiaobing Wang Research Associate, REAP-China
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Thomas Glauben Affiliate
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Yingquan Song Affiliate
Hongbin Li Affiliate
Chengfang Liu Program Manager, REAP-China