100 Year Lives in Asia (100YLA)
Life expectancy in Asia has increased significantly from 1955 to 2020. In many Asian societies, centenarians are still celebrated, but they are no longer a rarity. Society and government policies have not been designed around the expectation that people will live to 100. Education, career, family, financial security and many other topics will be explored in the 100YLA series to address the many changing needs people and their families have as they prepare to live longer lives.
COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.
Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology of the University of Chicago, will invite experts from Asia and the U.S. to discuss the phenomenon, implications, challenges and opportunities for an aging population in Asia.
Episode 4: Intergenerational Transfer of Wealth
The transfer of wealth between generations is fraught with challenges and opportunities. Communication between the generations can be sensitive, especially if there is estrangement between family members. Multiple sibling families with unique needs and expectations can strain family relationships. As people live longer, their resources may be used to maintain their standard of living leaving less wealth to share with their children. Racial disparities also exist in some communities where the flow of wealth from child to parent, not parent to child requires us to consider new rules to the intergenerational transfer of wealth.
Join us for an enriching conversation with Professor Kate Cagney and her special guests on Episode 4 of “100 Year Lives in Asia”.
June 11, 2020 (Thursday)
7:30am | Chicago
1:30pm | London
2:30pm | Paris
6:00pm | Delhi
7:30pm | Jakarta | Ho Chi Minh City
8:30pm | Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore | Manila | Taipei
9:30pm | Tokyo | Seoul
10:30pm | Sydney
- Professor Kathleen Cagney
Chair of 100 Year Lives in Asia
Professor of Sociology and the College
The University of Chicago
- Professor Charles Yuji Horioka
Professor of Economics
Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration