100 Year Lives in Asia (100YLA)
Life expectancy in Asia has increased significantly from 1955 to 2020. In many Asian societies, centenarians are still celebrated, but they are no longer a rarity. Society and government policies have not been designed around the expectation that people will live to 100. Education, career, family, financial security and many other topics will be explored in the 100YLA series to address the many changing needs people and their families have as they prepare to live longer lives.
COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.
Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology of the University of Chicago, will invite experts from Asia and the U.S. to discuss the phenomenon, implications, challenges and opportunities for an aging population in Asia.
Episode 5: Responsibilities Across Generations
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”.
July 2, 2020 (Thursday)
7:30am | Chicago
1:30pm | London
2:30pm | Paris
6:00pm | Delhi
7:30pm | Jakarta | Ho Chi Minh City
8:30pm | Hong Kong | Beijing | Singapore | Manila | Taipei
9:30pm | Tokyo | Seoul
10:30pm | Sydney
- Professor Kathleen Cagney
Chair of 100 Year Lives in Asia
Professor of Sociology and the College
The University of Chicago
- Professor Feinian Chen
Department of Sociology
University of Maryland
- Professor Vivian Lou
Director, Sau Po Centre on Ageing
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong
- 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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