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, Danan Gu, and Kenneth C. Land. “A new method for correcting under-estimation of disabled life expectancy and an application to the Chinese oldest-old..” Demography 41, no. 2 (May 2004): 335–61. https://doi.org/10.1353/dem.2004.0018.

Full Text

Yi, Z. “China's revolutions and intergenerational relations.” Population and Development Review 30, no. 1 (March 1, 2004): 173–74.


Yi, Z., and J. W. Vaupel. “Oldest-old mortality in China.” Demographic Research 8 (April 18, 2003): 215–44.


Yi, Z. “A demographic analysis of family households in China, 1982-1995.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies 33, no. 1 (December 1, 2002): 15-+.


Yi, Z., T. P. Schultz, W. Deming, and G. Danan. “Association of divorce with socio-demographic covariates in China, 1955-1985: Event history analysis based on data collected in Shanghai, Hebei, and Shaanxi.” Demographic Research 7 (August 29, 2002): 407–31.


Zeng, Yi, and Kenneth C. Land. “Adjusting period tempo changes with an extension of Ryder's basic translation equation..” Demography 39, no. 2 (May 2002): 269–85.