Aging in the 21st Century: The State of Science on Aging and Family Life
Amanda Barnett, Krysti Deines, Jamie Frederickson, Amanda Schield, Bethany Tennison, Megan Gilligan, Amelia Karraker, Angelica Jasper, Jacquelyn Benson, Steffany Kerr, Cory Bolkan, Eunsaem Kim; Discussant: Amy Rauer; Chair: Amanda Barnett
- Families & Health
About the Session
- 144-01 - A Content Analysis of Articles on Aging in NCFR Publications
By Amanda Barnett, Krysti Deines, Jamie Frederickson, Amanda Schield, Bethany Tennison
- 144-02 - Linked Lives and Cumulative Inequality: A Multigenerational Family Life Course Perspective
By Megan Gilligan, Amelia Karraker, Angelica Jasper
- 144-03 - Repartnering in Later Life: A Systemic Review of the Literature
By Jacquelyn Benson, Steffany Kerr
- 144-04 - Elder Abuse in Families: The Crime of the 21st Century
By Cory Bolkan, Eunsaem Kim
Discussant: Amy Rauer
Chair: Amanda Barnett
Political and scholarly interest in aging issues has gained momentum over the past several decades as countries around the world experience significant increases in their aging populations. Family scientists are trained to examine the complex interplay of individual, relational, societal, and contextual influences on the lives of people as they age. Yet, despite this reality, the extent to which the family science field advances knowledge on pertinent aging issues is unclear. The purpose of this symposium is to provide a broad overview as well as in-depth examples of the state of science on aging in the family science field.
1. To evaluate the state of science on aging in the family science field 2. To analyze the breadth and depth with which the family science field advances knowledge on aging and family life issues. 3. To demonstrate future avenues for theory, research, and practice/policy on aging and family life.