Health & Inequality Lecture with Deborah Carr
Golden Years? Social Inequalities in Later Life
On Wednesday, February 26th at 4 p.m. in the AOK Library Gallery at UMBC Deborah Carr, Professor and Chair of the Sociology department at Boston University, will present Golden Years: Social Inequalities in Later Life.
There are millions of people over 65 who struggle with poverty, chronic illness, unsafe housing, social isolation, and mistreatment by their caretakers. Carr examines the complex ways that socioeconomic status, race, and gender shape nearly every aspect of older adults’ lives. By focusing on an often-invisible group of vulnerable elders, Golden Years? reveals that disadvantages accumulate across the life course and profoundly undermine the well-being of millions of older adults.
Books will be available for sale and signing and light refreshments will be served.
Sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy and co-sponsored by the Doctoral Program in Gerontology, Erickson School of Aging Studies, and the Center for Social Science Scholarship