Today, younger generations are expected to provide care for their elder parents, especially in Asia. Simultaneously, many seniors are providing childcare to their children’s dual-income families to allow them to participate in the labor force. These generationally-intertwined responsibilities often create stronger family bonds, but sometimes they can lead to tension and conflict no matter what cultural belief systems underpin these relationships. As families become even more complex in Asia and around the world with an increase in life expectancy, family members find themselves renegotiating the family contract.
Join us for an engaging conversation with Professor Kathleen Cagney and her special guests for Episode 5 of “100 Year Lives in Asia: Responsibilities Across Generations”.
1) Professor Kathleen Cagney
Chair of 100 Year Lives in Asia
Professor of Sociology and the College, The University of Chicago
2) Professor Feinian Chen
Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland
3) Professor Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
4) Professor Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan
Co-Director of the Centre for Family and Population Research
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
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