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UMass Boston- Yung-Ping (Bing) Chen Retiring

Professor of Gerontology and Gerontology Institute Fellow Yung-Ping (Bing) Chen, PhD, is retiring this summer.

Born and raised in China and a graduate of National Taiwan University, Professor Chen earned his MA and PhD degrees in economics at the University of Washington in Seattle, and has also received academic training in law and in mental health sciences.

Professor Chen's research is concentrated in five interrelated areas in old-age economic security: financing and benefit structure of Social Security; concept and practice of the reverse mortgage; a new funding model for long-term care; differential private pension coverage of African-American and Hispanic workers; and issues concerning work and retirement. More...