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Corey Abramson: "The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years"

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Published on Nov 2, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
"The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years"
Corey Abramson, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona

Growing old presents physical problems for everyone. However, when these problems occur and how people confront them are mediated by inequalities that reflect persistent socioeconomic, racial, and gender divides. The End Game (Harvard University Press 2015) shows how inequality structures social life in old age - and what examining old age can tell us about the mechanisms of inequality more generally. This talk explains how and why health disparities, unequal material resources, social networks, and culture extend inequality into seniors’ final years and ultimately shape the strategies that may or may not enable people to persevere.

Sponsored by UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Societal Issues; co-sponsored by Center for Ethnographic Research

BOOK INFORMATION
The End Game: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years| Harvard University Press (2015) http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.ph...
by Corey M. Abramson, Ph.D. (http://cmabramson.com/)

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