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The 10th academic workshop within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”

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The Institute for Social Policy at the National Research University Higher School of Economics will held the 10th academic workshop devoted to Asian Long-Term Care Systems: Cases of China and Japan organized in cooperation with the World Bank within the series of events under the topic “Active Ageing Policy and Pension Reforms: Russian and International Experience”on Tuesday, February 25 at 11 a.m.

Developed and rapidly developing countries in North-East Asia face serious challenges of rapid population ageing due to extremely low fertility and rising life expectancy. Japan is the country with the highest life expectancy in the world and the oldest population structure. China’s population ageing rate is among the highest in the world. Simultaneously with demographic processes that change the balance between generations, traditional family ties are weakening. How is the issue of long-term care, the demand for which grows with increasing life expectancy, being addressed in these conditions? What new forms of care, in addition to traditional kinship care, are emerging in these countries? How are Asian societies addressing the issue of co-funding of care by families and the State? These and other questions will be discussed at the workshop.


Ruslan YEMTSOV, Human Development Program Leader for China, Mongolia and Korea,World Bank

Long-term care in China: system overview

The organization and provision of long-term care for older persons is an important topic for China, where the proportion of the elderly population is steadily increasing. The report will analyse long-term trends and projections of the need for such care, the economic and social impact of the increasing demand for this type of services and the challenges that remain. The report will also present principles for determining the need for long-term care, approaches to financing it and the forms of provision and effective demand for such services.


Vasiliy ANIKIN, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Stratification Studies, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics

Long-Term Care as an Opportunity to Unlock the Human Potential of Senior Citizens: Evidence from Japan and Lessons for Russia

An ageing society challenges the traditional practices used in long-term care. The prior role of the family in this process has weakened very much, which has forced many OECD countries to develop and implement universal programs for long-term care. The latter provide older people having physical and mental illnesses with a good quality of life. Japan has developed an original solution to this challenge, mandatory public Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) program, which replaced the Golden Plan in the early 2000s. The author presents the Japanese experience in organizing LTCI, which significantly reduced mortality in retirement age, supporting Japan's progress in ensuring active longevity. The presentation also suggests recommendations for Russia.



, Deputy Director, Institute for Social Policy, Higher School of Economics

Discussion participant:


Valery VINOGRADOV, Head, PR and Press Department, Financial Ombudsman Office


Valentin ROIK, Chief Research Fellow, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Labor, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation


Venue: Higher School of Economics, Moscow, ul. Myasnitskaya 20, room 311

Date and time: February 25, 2020, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Working language: Russian

The online registration before 8 pm on Monday February 24, 2020 at https://www.hse.ru/adm/n/exp/page/test_pass/341635324 is required.

Media representatives are kindly asked to contact the University press service at press@hse.ru for accreditation to the event.