From Humble Beginnings…
Aging in the Americas: Critical Social Policy Issues
The first conference took place in 2001 and explored the consequences of changing population processes, including migration, on the economic dependency of Hispanic individuals.
The 2001 Abstract is available here.
See the 2001 Program here.
Conference Summary Report
The report from the 2001 conference is available for download in PDF format here.
Beth Soldo, Professor of Financial Gerontology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and Douglas Wolf, Professor of Public Administration at Syracuse University each presented seminal papers. Dr. Soldo examined elder care arrangements in Mexico and Dr. Wolf focused particularly on generational equity issues in the Hispanic American population. The papers were circulated to seminar participants prior to the conference, both addressing the evolution of the modern welfare state, assessing changing patterns of intergenerational transfers, and federal entitlement programs, with a special emphasis on the ways in which they affect the health and welfare of Mexican and U.S. Hispanic families in later life.
Leading UT Austin researchers in the fields of aging and health care policy were invited to discuss the presentations from multiple disciplinary perspectives including, but not limited to, sociology, demography, public affairs, political science, anthropology, psychology, kinesiology, nursing, social work, business, pharmacy, and economics.
2001 presentation recaps are available here.