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In the News: Madonna Harrington Meyer

Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for six faculty

“The faculty promoted are nationally recognized scholars, outstanding teachers, and engaged in making their work accessible to broader audiences in an effort to shape future research, and dialogue and practice,” said David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School.

August 27, 2019

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting on Wharton podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents who are taking on tasks that have, until recently, generally been the purview of parents. So, in addition to the sublime pleasures of grandparenting, many grandparents are now also feeling high levels of stress and strain as grandparenting intensifies.

August 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer discusses benefits of Fresh Air Fund in Democrat & Chronicle article

"Initially created to give children a break from the dirty smokestacks of NYC, the Fresh Air Fund now emphasizes giving children from underserved communities a break from drugs, violence, or gangs," writes University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer.

August 20, 2019

Harrington Meyer comments on intensive grandparenting in NY Times

"My mom told the seven of us to go outside and play," University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer recalled. "Today’s mom says, ‘Get in the van and I’ll drive you from Spanish camp to violin lessons.’ The idea is to cultivate your child, give them every possible advantage, and it clearly spills over to the intensification of grandparenting." Harrington Meyer was interviewed for the New York Times article "When Grandparents Help Hold It All Together." 

July 24, 2019

Madonna Harrington Meyer named University Professor

The prestigious distinction—a four-year, renewable appointment—is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally. “Professor Harrington Meyer’s work is focused on some of the most persistent, difficult and relevant issues facing our society. Her research and teaching challenge us to think through and find solutions that better our communities,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly. 

July 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer book Grandmothers at Work cited in LA Times

According to University Professor Harrington Meyer, grandmothers often share child-rearing duties and ease the childcare burden of working parents, a role that has only been increasing.

May 14, 2019

Harrington Meyer paper on Social Security reform published in RSF Journal of Social Sciences

Pamela Herd, Melissa M. Favreault, Madonna Harrington Meyer & Timothy M. Smeeding
March 9, 2018

Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents as caregivers in 55 Plus

"A lot of times, the adult children bring up the topic of payment," says Madonna Harrington Meyer, professor of sociology, in an interview about grandparents caring for their grandchildren.

January 30, 2018

Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions

Madonna Harrington Meyer
December 31, 2016

See related: Mental Health

Grandparenting in the United States

Madonna Harrington Meyer
December 31, 2016

See related: Health Policy

Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs

Madonna Harrington Meyer
December 31, 2014

See related: Gender and Sex

Improving With Age

The study of gerontology at Syracuse — including research done in Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research — has gotten a boost with a new Aging Studies Institute and a named professorship. Already prominent, SU’s gerontological programs are poised for growth and greater recognition.

June 1, 2012

How Will Declining Rates of Marriage Reshape Eligibility for Social Security?

Madonna Harrington Meyer, Douglas A. Wolf & Christine L. Himes
June 30, 2006

See related: Economic Policy

Care Work: Gender, Labor, and the Welfare State

Madonna Harrington Meyer
December 31, 2000

See related: Gender and Sex

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