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Taking Care of the Folks

  • 18 October 2018
  • Author: Frederika Bain
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Taking Care of the Folks

The Center on the Family will hold their second brown bag seminar on Friday, October 26, in Miller 101, from 12 to 1 p.m. Jenjira Yahirun will be presenting on “Offspring Resources and Parents’ Health Across the Life Course.” As she explains, for decades, social science research has documented the socioeconomic gradient in health: individuals with more income, education, and wealth live longer and are generally healthier on a wide variety of outcomes than those with lower socioeconomic status. A new body of research, however, moves beyond this paradigm by exploring how families act as conduits for the transmission of health status. This talk addresses two projects that examine how the resources their offspring have help to shape parents’ health in late life. Jenjira is an assistant researcher in family demography at the Center on the Family. She studies the intersection of families, health, migration, and aging as part of a broader research agenda that addresses how differences within and between families contribute to social inequality.

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