The Section on Children and Youth and the Section on Aging and the Life Course (SALC) are partnering this year for an exciting open session on “Children, Youth, and the Future of Aging” (see description below).
This session is formally listed under SALC’s offerings on the ASA program — and we don’t want you to miss it!
We want your submissions!
The deadline – JANUARY 11, 3 P.M. EST -- is almost here. Instructions can be found at:http://www.asanet.org/meetings/Call_for_Papers.cfm
Children, Youth, and the Future of Aging. Social gerontologists have focused their attention on the implications of the Baby Boom for aging and old age. But in order for aging research and policy to become more anticipatory, we must turn our attention to younger cohorts. This session examines how childhood, youth, and young adulthood are changing, as well as the characteristics of the cohorts now in these periods (e.g., their resources, expectations, needs, experiences). How might these changes pose special challenges and opportunities for the future of aging? Session Organizers: Gunhild O. Hagestad, Norwegian Social Research and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson, Washington State University
Happy new year,
Chair, ASA Section on Aging and the Life Course
Chair, ASA Section on Children and Youth
Section on Children and Youth