Xinyi Fang was an IARU intern at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from June to July 2019.
Xinyi is currently a master student majoring in World History at Peking University, China. She is currently working on a project in early modern British history, while she also holds a long-term interest in an ageing society in China. Apart from her own experiences under the “One Child Policy”, she has surveyed at first hand the Chinese pension insurance system. In summer 2015, Xinyi participated full-time in the 2nd National Baseline Survey of the “China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study” (CHARLS), one of the biggest field trips in China covering over 23,000 respondents from metropolitans to the most remote areas. Xinyi visited 6 rural counties in Hunan and Anhui Provinces and collected 40 groups of nationally representative statistics for people aged 45 or above. In her time at the institute, she hopes to research in-depth demographic survey designs and senior citizens welfare services, and is eager to be of support to programs concerning the ageing problem in Asia.