Event: Family Policies in Asia – Comparative Perspectives (4 July 2023)

This international event brings together scholars from across Asia to discuss current developments in family policy in China, South Korea, India and beyond.

This is a hybrid event, with attendance either on-site at the University of Nottingham or online.

Jointly organised by:

The seminar is jointly organised by the Universities of Nottingham and University of Derby, in partnership with the journal Social Policy and Society, sponsored by the Social Policy Association.

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Event convenors

Dr Sung-Hee Lee (University of Derby);

Dr Ruby Chau and Dr Alessio D’Angelo (University of Nottingham)


2.30 – 3.00 – Registration

3.00 – 3.15 Welcome and introductions

Dr Alessio D’Angelo, co-editor in Chief, Social Policy and Society

Paper presentations

Chair: Professor Katharine Adeney, University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute

3.15 – 3.45 – Paper I – Family Policies in India: Understanding the Work-Care Conundrum’ – Professor Keerty Nakray, Jindal Global Law School, India (online)

3.45 – 4.15 – Paper II – Life-mix and Fertility Policies in China – Dr Ruby Chau, University of Nottingham, UK

4.15 – 4.45 – Paper III – Increasing male parental leave participation in South Korea – Professor Sun-Hee Baek, Seoul Theological University, South Korea

4.45 – 5.15 – Open floor discussion – Discussant: Dr Sung-Hee Lee, University of Derby

5.15 – 5.30 – Close – Event convenors

5.30 – 6.00 – Wine reception