Föreläsning av Merril Silverstein

Americans’ attitudes toward government policies
that assist informal caregivers

Merril Silverstein is associate professor at the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. His research spans many aspects of aging and the family. He has studied late life migration, intergenerational support and caregiving, and cross-cultural aspects of aging families. He is a co-investigator on the Longitudinal Study of Four Generation Families.

This seminar will focus on the preferences of Americans for different government policies designed to assist informal caregivers. There will be discussion of the partnership among the family, the work place, and government in accommodating those who provide informal care to ill or disabled relatives and friends. Results from a national study will be presented demonstrating the strength of public attitudes toward three policies targeting informal caregivers, and how these attitudes are shaped by societal and cultural values, in conjunction with life circumstances, and socio-economic resources.

Lennarth Johansson will serve as discussant after the presentation.

Tid: Torsdag 11 november, kl. 15.00-17.00
Plats: Äldrecentrum, Olivecronas Väg 4, konferensrummet plan 5, Stockholm (Sabbatsbergsområdet vid Dalagatan, T-bana Odenplan)
Arrangörer: SGS, Socialhögskolan vid Stockholms universitet, Äldrecentrum