Yi Zeng, PhD

Professor in Medicine
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center
Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging
Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Campus mail Duke Box 3003, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 660-7554
Email address zengyi@duke.edu

(1) Socioeconomic, behavior, environmental and genetic determinants of healthy aging and healthy longevity;
(2) Factors related to elderly disability and mental health;
(3) Methods of family households and elderly living arrangements forecasting/analysis and their applications in health services and socioeconomic planning, and market studies;
(4) Policy analysis in population aging, social welfare, retirement, and fertility transitions.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 1986


Zeng Yi, . "Is China's Family Planning Program Tightening Up?." Population and Development Review 15 (1989): 333-337. (Academic Article)


Yi, Z. "Changing demographic characteristics and the family status of chinese women." Population Studies 42, no. 2 (July 1, 1988): 183-203.

Full Text

Zeng Yi, . "Changes in family structure in China: a simulation study." Population &Amp; Development Review 12, no. 4 (January 1, 1987): 675-703.


Zeng Yi, , Vaupel, JW, and Yashin, AI. "Marriage and fertility in China: a graphical analysis." Population &Amp; Development Review 11, no. 4 (January 1, 1985): 721-736.