Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

A critical issue facing the United States is the growing divide in the health of our population. Health disparities are in part driven by the accumulation of both advantage and disadvantage, requiring a closer examination of patterns across the life course.  It is important to study early-life experiences that shape health across the lifespan and even across generations.  Efforts to understand how to improve the health and well-being of children and parents will have long-term benefits for future generations. The Center for Family and Demographic Research will host three leading scholars who will share their latest research on the intergenerational transmission of health disparities and the implications for achieving health equity.

This symposium is designed for researchers, faculty and graduate students. There are no CEUs.
Because of limited seating, pre-registration is required.  Please contact the CFDR office to pre-register.

Guest Speakers:

Intergenerational Transmission of Health: New Data from the Add Health Parent Study
Kathleen Mullan Harris, PhD
James Haar Distinguished Professor, Sociology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Parental Health and Child Wellbeing
Jessica Halliday Hardie, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

Family Context and the Intergenerational Persistence of Health Inequality
Andrea Willson, PhD
Associate Professor of Sociology
The University of Western Ontario

Past Symposia