“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.

Keynote Speakers:
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