Grandparents, Child Care, and Household Structures in High Opioid-Use Communities

Grandparents, Child Care, and Household Structures in High Opioid-Use Communities

Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 12:12-1:15 pm

Speaker(s): Samara Scheckler

Though American communities have been reeling under the force of opioid use disorder, specific implications for older adult households have received little attention. In this seminar, Samara Scheckler, a Center postdoctoral fellow will describe new research, which shows that grandparents living in counties characterized by high opioid use are much more likely to act as primary caregivers for their grandchildren and that these older adults face limited options for long-term care and assistance as they age.

Bring your lunch, dessert provided

This event is part of our Housing Research Seminar Series, which are held on Fridays at lunchtime, during the academic year, and are livestreamed on Twitter.

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