Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

8. Caring Across Borders: Lessons from Transnational Families

Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections - Iva Apostolova

Marta Rodríguez-Galán [+-]
St. John Fisher College
Marta Rodríguez-Galán is associate professor of Sociology at St. John Fisher College, where she also directs the Gerontology program. For over a decade now, she has been conducting research on aging and health with a particular focus on Hispanic/Latino communities in the U.S. She is currently researching civic engagement among low-income older Latinos and the experiences of Latina grandmothers and great-grandmothers raising grandchildren.

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“Caring across Borders: Lessons from Transnational Families” by Marta Rodriguez-Galán shares the story of the author’s mother’s rapid decline due to an early onset of Alzheimer’s. Moving from her personal story of caring for her mother from a distance, Rodriguez-Galán casts a wider net and reviews the policies, among which immigration policies, that affect transnational families when it comes to caring for aging family members.

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Rodríguez-Galán , Marta. 8. Caring Across Borders: Lessons from Transnational Families. Aging in an Aging Society - Critical Reflections. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 168-181 Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781796900. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=34482. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.34482. Oct 2019

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