Madonna Harrington Meyer

Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, University Professor of Sociology, Faculty Affiliate of Aging Studies Institute, and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research


Grandparenting Children with Disabilities, Harrington Meyer, Madonna and Ynesse Abdul-Malak,(Forthcoming), Springer Publications.

Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions. Madonna Harrington Meyer, Elizabeth A.aniele, (2016), (Editors). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.

Grandparenting in the United States. Madonna Harrington Meyer and Ynesse Abdul-Malak,(2016), (Editors). Amityville, NY: Baywood Press.

Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs. Madonna Harrington Meyer, (2014). New York, NY: NYU Press. *Winner, GSA Kalish Book Award, 2014.

Market Friendly or Family Friendly? The State and Gender Inequality in Old Age. Madonna Harrington Meyer and Pamela Herd, New York, Russell Sage (2007). *Winner, GSA Kalish Book Award, 2008.

Care Work: Gender, Labor and the Welfare State. Madonna Harrington Meyer, New York, Routledge Press (2000).

Selected Papers

“Policy Challenges for Grandparents Caring for Grandchildren with Disabilities.” Harrington Meyer, Madonna and Ynesse Abdul-Malak, (2020), Journal of Elder Policy, 1(1):97-120.

“Single-Headed Family Economic Vulnerability and Reliance on Social Programs in Aging Policies and New American Families.” Madonna Harrington Meyer and Ynesse Abdul-Malak, edited by Jacqueline Angel and Richard Settersten, Public Policy and Aging Report, (2015), doi: 10.1093/ppar/prv013

“Long Term Care Policies and Challenges for the Elderly.” Madonna Harrington Meyer and Jessica Hausauer, edited by Daniel Beland, Christopher Howard, and Kimberly Morgan, The Oxford Handbook of US Social Policy (2014), UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 315-333.

“The Role of Public Policy in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Aging Populations.” Madonna Harrington Meyer and Chantell Frasier, edited by Janet Wilmoth and Kenneth Ferraro, Gerontology: Perspectives and Issues, 4th Edition (2013), pp. 267-278.

“Changing Social Security in the US: Rising Insecurity?" Madonna Harrington Meyer, edited by David Lain, Sarah Vickerstaff, Wendy Loretto, Rethinking Retirement Incomes: Inequality and Policy Change in the UK and Anglo Saxon Countries (2013), pp. 135-146, Social Policy and Society, special issue, Vol. 12, No.1.