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Digital Communication As Compensation for Infrequent In-Person Contact With Grandkids During COVID

Xiaoyu Fu, Woosang Hwang, Merril Silverstein

"Digital Communication As Compensation for Infrequent In-Person Contact With Grandchildren During the Pandemic," co-authored by Merril Silverstein, professor and chair of sociology, was published in Innovation in Aging.

January 9, 2024

Buzard Talks to CBC Radio About Her Research on Parental Involvement

"So many of the calls come to them [mothers], even though they're in kind of very demanding jobs [and] they've told the schools to call their children's fathers," says Kristy Buzard, associate professor of economics.

November 6, 2023

Sandwiched in Later Life: Consequences for Individuals’ Well-Being, Variation Across Welfare Regimes

Marco Albertini, Noah Lewin-Epstein, Merril Silverstein, Aviad Tur-Sinai

"Becoming sandwiched in later life: Consequences for individuals’ well-being and variation across welfare regimes," co-authored by Professor and Chair of Sociology Merril Silverstein, was published in The Journals of Gerontology.

October 23, 2023

Harrington Meyer Quoted in Bloomberg Article on Grandparents and the Childcare Crisis

“For a lot of families, grandparent care is the gold standard,” says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, who notes that grandparents are often far more flexible than other childminders; they’ll watch your kid for free, for long or short periods of time, on little notice. They will even do it when your child is sick. 

June 9, 2023

Russell Sage Foundation Awards Grant for Kristy Buzard’s Research Project ‘Who Ya Gonna Call?’

Buzard, associate professor of economics, is part of a three-member team that will explore the extent to which mothers are more likely than fathers to be contacted by their child’s school.

March 14, 2023

Harrington Meyer Quoted in New York Times Article on Grandfathering

Overall, grandmothers still take the lead in spending time with grandchildren, often rearranging their schedules to do so, says Madonna Harrington Meyer, University Professor and author of “Grandmothers at Work: Juggling Families and Jobs” (NYU Press, 2014).

March 9, 2023

Socioeconomic Determinants of Anticipated and Actual Caregiving for Older Adults in India

Kent Jason Cheng, Janet M. Wilmoth

This study, co-authored by Professor of Sociology Janet Wilmoth and published in the International journal of Aging and Human Development, investigates adult children's informal caregiving for, and living arrangements with, older parents in urban India.

January 9, 2023

See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care, India

Room to Grow: Examining Participation and Stability in Child Care Subsidies Using State Data

Taryn W. Morrissey, Colleen M. Heflin, W. Clay Fannin

"Room to grow: examining participation and stability in child care subsidies using state administrative data," co-authored by Professor Colleen Heflin and M.P.A. student W. Clay Fannin, was published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

September 14, 2022

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Wolf Discusses Paid Family Leave and Elder Care in New York Times Article

Professor Emeritus Douglas Wolf was interviewed for the New York Times article, "The Quiet Cost of Family Caregiving."
September 8, 2022

Monnat Study on Support from Adult Children, Parent Health Published in JRSS

Shelley Clark, Elizabeth M. Lawrence, Shannon M. Monnat

"Support from Adult Children and Parental Health in Rural America," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in the Journal of Rural Social Sciences.

March 11, 2022

See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care

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