NSD Research on Healthy Aging Wins Gold Prize
A research work on healthy aging by NSD professors and their colleagues has been awarded the 13th Qian Xuesen Urban Studies (Population) Gold Prize. The award was set up in 2011 in commemoration of the pioneering work in urbanology of Mr. Qian Xuesen, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.
The book, Research on the Development Trends and Impacting Factors of Healthy Aging in China, was compiled by Prof. Zeng Yi, NSD Professor and Chief Scientist of PKU Raissun Institute for Advanced Studies; Prof. Lei Xiaoyan, PKU Bo Ya Distinguished Professor, NSD CCP Chief, Director of NSD Academic Committee, and Director of PKU Center for Healthy Aging and Development; and Lu Jiehua, Shi Xiaoming and other scholars. It distills and summarizes the key findings of Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) and offers actionable insights for China and other countries confronted with the challenges of population aging. CLHLS is led by Prof. Zeng Yi and has been running for 25 years since its inception in 1998.
The book comprises four parts (in 28 chapters) as well as appendices. The first part presents in-depth analyses of the development trends of healthy aging in China from various perspectives. The second part delves into the influencing factors and functioning mechanism of healthy aging from the angles of familial care for the elderly, social care for the elderly, and socio-economic and natural environments. The third part systematically dissects the biomedical indexes and its interrelations with healthy aging concerning senior residents in different age groups. The fourth part relies on large-sample empirical data analyses to discuss policies and offer advice for China to address the severe challenges of population aging.
On both theoretical and practical levels, the research is of significant value in that it helps China to scientifically understand the development patterns of healthy aging and formulate policies; it also offers references and guidance for developing countries to actively study healthy aging.