CANCELLED: CBESER 2020 Presentation


"Golden Years? Social Inequalities in Later Life,"  Deborah Carr, professor and chair in the Department of Sociology at Boston University.

Carr earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and has held faculty positions at University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, and most recently at Rutgers University, where she was acting director of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research. Her research interests include aging and the life course, psychosocial factors influences on health over the life course, and end-of-life issues. Her latest book, Golden Years: Social Inequalities in Later Life (2019, Russell Sage) delves into the ways that persistent race, class, and gender inequalities shape experiences of old age in the United States. She has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and several books including Worried Sick: How Stress Hurts Us and How to Bounce Back (2014, Rutgers University Press). Carr is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. She has served as deputy editor of Social Psychology Quarterly and Journal of Marriage and Family, and as trends editor of Contexts (an American Sociological Association publication). She is currently editor-in-chief of Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences for the 2015-2020 term. Carr has held offices in the American Sociological Association including chair of the Aging & Life Course section, and is now chair of the Medical Sociology section. She is on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America. Carr served as Chair of the Board of Overseers of the General Social Survey, and is a co-investigator on the Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) and Wisconsin Longitudinal Study (WLS).  She is principal investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979 (NLSY79).

Hosted by the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research Center on Biological Embedding of Social Events & Relationships.

Friday, March 27 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Zell B. Miller Learning Center, 214
48 Baxter Street, Athens, GA 30602

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Lectures and Discussions


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students




Women’s Interest



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