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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Dr Nan Zhang wins Hallsworth Fellowship for research on ageing populations in China

6 April 2017

Dr Nan Zhang has been awarded the Hallsworth Fellowship for her proposal on the socio-economic and demographic dynamics of urbanisation on ageing populations in China.

The research aims to explore socioeconomic inequalities in health and wellbeing of older people in China by considering important macro contextual factors, such as rural-urban migration and rapid urbanisation.

Dr Zhang, a social researcher, is currently an ESRC Global Challenge Research Fund Fellow at the University of Manchester, working on research considering how migration and urbanisation impact children's health and development in China. The Hallsworth fellowship will enable her to expand her research interests with a focus on ageing populations.

Dr Zhang said, “Ageing in China is of great significance considering the number of older people in China and the rapidly changing context of people’s everyday lives due to migration and urbanisation. I’m very pleased to be working on this research thanks to the Hallsworth Fellowship.”

The Hallsworth Fellowships were founded under the terms of a gift made by Professor H M Hallsworth in 1944 to assist and advance the study of Political Economy. It is awarded to an outstanding researcher who is near the beginning of a promising academic career with the ability to make an original contribution to research in the broad field of political economy.

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