Maxwell School News and Commentary
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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.
See related: Child & Elder Care, Gender and Sex, Grant Awards, United States
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).
See related: Child & Elder Care, United States
Socioeconomic Determinants of Anticipated and Actual Caregiving for Older Adults in India
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.
See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care, India
Room to Grow: Examining Participation and Stability in Child Care Subsidies Using State Data
"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.
See related: Child & Elder Care
Wolf Discusses Paid Family Leave and Elder Care in New York Times Article
See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care, United States
Bhan Discusses the Himalayan Community of Brogpa in VICE Article
Mona Bhan, associate professor of anthropology and Ford-Maxwell Professor of South Asian Studies, was quoted in the VICE article, "This ‘Aryan’ Community’s ‘Exotic’ Clothes and Polyamorous Marriages Mask Other Truths."
See related: Parenting & Family, Race & Ethnicity, South Asia
Silverstein Comments on Multigenerational Living in New York Times Article
Merril Silverstein, Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, was quoted in the New York Times article, "The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good."
See related: Mental Health, Parenting & Family, United States
Monnat Study on Support from Adult Children, Parent Health Published in JRSS
"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.
See related: Aging, Child & Elder Care
Lutz Examines How Social Contexts and Culture Affect Parenting Decisions in New Book
See related: Civil Rights, Parenting & Family
Tracking COVID’s Toll
Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.
See related: COVID-19, Food Security, Mental Health, Parenting & Family, United States