Ph.D. of Social Welfare in the Department of Social Work, 08/2009-03/2013


       Master of Management Science in Social Security, 08/2007-06/2009


       B.A. in Journalism, 08/2003-06/2007



Health Insurance; Health Care Reform; Long Term Care; Gerontology; Social Policy



  • 2015. Dec-2016. Jun. Centre for research on Ageing, The University of Southampton, UK (Supervisor: Prof. Maria Evandrou). Project: Social support, living arrangement and Long-term Care for the elderly

  • 2012. Jan-2012.Jun. School of Social Welfare, The University of California at Berkeley, US (Supervisor: Prof. Julian Chow)




  • Lu, B., Liu X., Lim J.& Yang, M(2018). Changes in the morbidiy prevalence and morbidity-free life expectancy of the elderly population in China from 2000 to 2010. The Journal of Economics of Ageing,[SCI] 

  • Liu, X.*, Lu, B., Feng, Z. (2017). Intergenerational transfers and informal care for disabled elderly persons in China: Evidence from CHARLS. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25(4), 1364-1374. (doi: 10.1111/hsc.12441)[SSCI] (IF:2.047).

  • Lu, B., Liu, X.*, & Yang, M. (2017). A Budget Proposal for China's Public Long Term Care Policy. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 29:1,84-103. [SSCI] (IF: 1.256). (Corresponding Author)

  • Feng, Z., Falkingham, J., Liu, X., Vlachantoni, A. (2016). Changes in living arrangements and mortality among older people in china. Social Science & Medicine: Population Health, 3, 9-19.

  • Feng, Z., Vlachantoni, A., Liu, X.* (2016). Social trust, interpersonal trust and self-rated health in China: A multi-level study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 15:180 [SSCI] (IF: 1.738). (Corresponding Author)

  • Liu, X.*, Wong, H., Liu, K. (2016). Outcome-based Health Equity across Different Social Health Insurance Schemes for the Elderly in China. BMC Health Service Research, 16:9 [SCI] (IF: 1.827)

  • Liu, X.* & Wong, H. (2016). The Reform of the Medical Welfare System and Health Equity for the Elderly in China: a Study in Zhejiang. The Journal of Chinese Sociology, 3 (1): 1-22.

  • Liu, X.* & Hou, Y. (2016). A Study on the Financial Support from Children and Informal Care for Disabled Older People: An Analysis based on CLHLS. Journal of Zhejiang University (Humanities and Social Science), 46 (4), 144-157. 

  • Liu, X.*, Hui, W. (2015). The Impact of the Reimbursement Mechanism Reform for Provincial Level Public Hospitals on the Medical Insurance Fund and Burden of Individual Cost. Journal of Public Administration, 5,30-49. (In Chinese) [CSSCI].

  • Liu, X.* & Wong, H. (2015). Does Medical Security System Reform Improve Health Equity for Aged Group in China:A Study in Zhejiang Province. Sociological Research, 4, 94-117. (In Chinese) [CSSCI]

  • Lu, B.*, Liu, X. & Piggott, J. (2015). Informal Long Term Care in China and Population Ageing: Evidence and Policy Implication. Population Review, 54 (2), 28-41.

  • Liu, X.* & He, H. (2014). Development-based Poverty Perspective: A Comparative Study on Service Capacity of Basic Level Organizations for Social Assistance in the East and West Regions. Social Security Research. (In Chinese)

  • Liu, X.* (2014). The Impact of Social Health Insurance on Health Outcome for the Elderly: An Empirical Study in Zhejiang, China. Society, 2, 193-214. (In Chinese) [CSSCI]

  • Liu, X.* (2010). A Study on Minimum Payment Years of the Basic Health Insurance Scheme. China Health Economics, 4, 17-20. (in Chinese)

  • Liu, X. *& Yang, Y. (2010). The Value of Medical Assistance Program under the Strategic Objective of Universal Health Insurance. Social Security Research,2,59-65. (in Chinese)



  • Liu, X. (forthcoming). Health Equity and Medical Social Security Reform in Zhejiang Province, China. Zhejiang University Press.

  • Liu, X. (2012). Citizenship, Social Right and the Reform of Social Health Welfare Regime in China. In Y.P., Ngai & X. P., Guan (Eds), Chinese Social Policy and Service: Problems and Opportunities (pp. 90-104). Beijing: Social Science Literatures Pub.



  • 2016.11. The Gerontological Society of America's 69th Annual Scientific Meeting. Paper Title: Dynamics of Social Support and the Impact on Loneliness among Older People in China. New Orleans, US.

  • 2015.11. The 15th China Economics Annual Conference. Paper Title: A Budget Proposal for China’s Public Long Term Care Policy. Shanghai, China.

  • 2015.5. International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research on Long-term Care and Healthy Aging. Paper Title: The Impact of Social Support on Health Outcome for the Elders Living Alone or with Spouse Only in China. Hangzhou, China.

  • 2014. 11. The 47th Japan Sociological Society Annual Meeting. Paper Title: Social health insurance, healthcare expenditure, and outcome-based health equity among the elderly: A Longitudinal Study in China. Kobe, Japan.

  • 2014. 10. Urbanization and Development in China. Paper Title: An analysis of time spent on informal care for disabled elderly: Evidence from CHARLS. Southampton, UK.

  • 2013. 12. The Second International Conference on Social Policy and Governance: Policy Learning and Policy Transfer in Asia. Paper Title: Social health insurance, healthcare expenditure, and outcome-based health equity among the elderly. Hong Kong.

  • 2013. 9. Australian Social Policy Conference: Contemporary Challenges for Social Policy. Paper Title: The effects of social insurance reform on outcome-based equalities among the elderly: A longitudinal study in China. Sydney, Australia.

  • 2012. 12. Social Welfare Practice and Academic Conference. Paper Title: The new characters of chronic disease of the elderly and the response of health insurance reform in China. Taiwan.

  • 2012. 7. 2012 China Sociological Annual Conference. Paper Title: An empirical study on the impact of social health insurance reform on health equity among the elderly (in Chinese). Yinchuan, China

  • 2011. 12. International Conference on Health Care Reform: Asia-Pacific Experiences and Western Model. Paper Title: The impact of health insurance reform on health equity among the elderly (poster). Hong Kong.



  • 2016 ESRC Strategic Networks: Global Ageing and Long-Term Care Network

  • 2014. National Social Science Foundation Young Scholar Project in China (14CSH056), PI. (RMB 200,000)

       Health Disparities in the Basic Medical Insurance Benefits for the Elderly.

  • 2014. National Nature Science Foundation Major Project (71490733), Member. (RMB 200,000)

       Intergenerational Equilibrium and Governance: Research on the Social Support System in China’s Ageing Society.

  • 2013. National Social Science Foundation Major Project (13&ZD163), PI of sub-project.

       Theoretical and Policy Research on Population Ageing and Longevity Risk Management.

  • 2013. Social Science Planning Project in Zhejiang Province (13HQZZ031), PI.

       Health Equity and Medical Social Security Reform in Zhejiang.

  • 2013. Philosophy and Social Sciences Base Project, PI.

Long-term Care in the Community: Needs and Integration.

  • 2012.National Nature Science Foundation Project (71273228), Member.

       Research on Demand, Cost, and Financing Mechanism of Long-term Care Security for the Elderly.

  • 2010. Madam Tan Jen Chiu Fund, PI.

       The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Equality of access to Health Care and Health Outcome among the Elderly: A Study in Hangzhou.

  • 2009. The Public Policy Research for 7th Round in Hong Kong (RGC: CUHK4020-PPR-09), RA.

        The impact of the introduction of a statutory minimum wage on labour market conditions and the quality of life of vulnerable groups in Hong Kong.



Courses for Undergraduate Students:

       Social Policy

       Life and Health Insurance

Courses for Postgraduate Students:

       Social Policy

       Health Social Work (for MSW)



As a reviewer: International Journal for Equity in Health; Ageing & Society; International Journal of Behavioral Medicine; PLOS; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Health and Quality of Life Outcomes.

As an editor: Journal of Chinese Governance

As a member: APRU-Ageing Research Group; WUN China Study; National Social Security Association in China; Gerontology Society in Zhejiang Province, China; The Disability Study Association in China

Secretary of MSW Center in School of Public Affaris, Zhejiang University

Research work

Health Insurance; Healthcare Reform; Long-term Care; Gerontology; Social Policy