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"Gender-Neutral" Public Policies and Their Gendered Consequences in China

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Event Time

July 13, 2021 | Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST)
July 13 2021 | Tuesday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time (CST)

Participation Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.


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The language of the event will be English.

The Event

In the recent decade, the progress of gender equality around the world has attracted a lot of attention. In China, most family and aging policies are gender-blind and are often framed as gender-neutral. On July 13, Emma Zang, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will discuss several important public policies in China, including the Marriage Law and the legal retirement age policy, and their implications on gender equality.

The Speaker

Emma Zang
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Yale University

Emma Zang is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University. She is also a faculty fellow of the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Ezra Stiles College, and the Council on East Asian Studies. Her research focuses on family demography and population health in China and the United States. Zang's work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad from the China Scholarship Council. Her research has been reported by major media outlets in the United States, China, South Korea, and India, such as CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Harvard Business Review, and She has been interviewed as an expert in China by the BBC World News.

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