Crossnational Comparisons Of Kinlessness And Health: Past, Present And Future
The second demographic transition engendered a reorganization of family formation processes in many places; these processes are ongoing, but retreats from marriage, increased divorce, and greater levels of childlessness are spreading to ever more contexts. The natural consequence of these combined forces is a world where older adults in many countries lack the types of living family members that are the mainstays of social support networks. This project, examines how the family networks of older adults are changing across countries, how they will likely change in the future, and how shifts in kin availability will impact health through mechanisms of loneliness and social isolation.
Funding Resource: National Institute on Aging, R01AG060949
Project Lead: Dr. Ashton Verdery