“Aging Families, Changing Families: An International Conference”, June 3-6, 2015, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.
This conference will provide a forum for scholarly papers on aging in the context of family life with an emphasis on social change and global perspectives. Co-sponsored by the Research Committees on Aging and Family Research of the International Sociological Association and the Aging Studies Institute of Syracuse University.
Andrew Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University,
Martin Kohli, European University Institute
Ingrid Arnet Connidis, University of Western Ontario
Topics include (but are not limited to):
• Intergenerational, spousal and sibling relations over the second half of life,
• Caregiving, grandparenting, filial piety
• Widowhood, changing family forms (divorce, remarriage, step-relations, cohabitation),
• Intersections of older families with race, class, gender, sexuality, and/or transnationalism
• Implications of family life for well-being,
• Welfare-state policies as they relate to older families,
• Historical, demographic, comparative, and developmental perspectives on aging families.
Abstracts are due December 15, 2014.
For more information and online abstract submission, visit the conference website.
Email questions to: AgingFamilies2015@maxwell.syr.edu
Co-Sponsored by: Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute, Maxwell School of Public Policy and Citizenship, Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics