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Cohabitation Revolution: Effects on Extended-Family Support

Date:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Time:
10:30 am - 11:30
Location:
Social Science Centre (SSC)
Room: 5220
Cost:
Free
Teresa Cooney

The Cohabitation Revolution: Effects on Extended-Family Support

Teresa Cooney
Sociology, University of Colorado Denver

Friday, October 25,
10:30-11:30am,
SSC 5220


Teresa Cooney, Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Denver focuses on aging families, aging and society, and the impact of marriage and divorce transitions on midlife and older families.

As a family and life course sociologist with expertise in social gerontology, Dr. Cooney studies older adults’ role (e.g., work, family) and health transitions, and family relationships. She is currently completing multiple papers addressing the influence marital status and family relationships have on adults’ end-of-life care planning, and another paper examining factors that mitigate caregiver stress for adult caregivers of heart-failure patients.

Non-marital cohabitation is an increasingly prevalent union type today, even for couples raising young children. While prior research found less family support for adults in cohabiting than married unions, this issue has not been examined with recent data. This research uses U.S. data collected from 2015-17 to consider whether grandparents’ instrumental and financial support to their young adult children and grandchildren differs based on their cohabiting-married status. The study’s findings provide insight into the presence of extended-family safety nets for diverse young families today, and contribute new evidence regarding the increasing institutionalization of cohabitation in the U.S.

Everyone welcome.  No RSVP required.

Part of the 2019-2020 Sociology Colloquium Series

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