Enter the text here that is the new abstract information for your application. This section must be no longer than 30 lines of text. Demographic change in high-income countries includes lower fertility, later age at childbearing, and longer lives. Changes in population age structure and in the timing of events over the life course have relevant consequences for intergenerational transfers of resources. The main goal of this project is to analyze time use data and use them in conjunction with demographic microsimulation to (a) evaluate transfers of unpaid work, such as informal caregiving, between generations and genders, (b) measure levels and trends in the inequality of production and consumption of household goods and services;(c) evaluate the consequences of demographic change on care needs of families. The PI will develop new methods to analyze the Multinational Time Use Study in order to estimate profiles of production, consumption, and transfers of time, by age, sex and household structure. Estimates for a number of countries, and over time, will complement National Transfer Accounts of monetary transfers. Estimates of time transfers will then be used in conjunction with microsimulation of kinship structure to evaluate the implications of demographic change on the size and direction of time flows, as well as on the inequality of time transfers over the life course.

Public Health Relevance

Population aging is increasingly challenging health care systems and traditional forms of intergenerational solidarity. This research project will improve our understanding of the impact of demographic change on care needs of families.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Type
Small Research Grants (R03)
Project #
1R03AG045385-01
Application #
8570281
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZAG1-ZIJ-3 (M1))
Program Officer
Phillips, John
Project Start
2013-08-01
Project End
2014-07-31
Budget Start
2013-08-01
Budget End
2014-07-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2013
Total Cost
$77,500
Indirect Cost
$27,500
Name
Queens College
Department
Social Sciences
Type
Schools of Arts and Sciences
DUNS #
619346146
City
Flushing
State
NY
Country
United States
Zip Code
11367
Kluge, Fanny; Zagheni, Emilio; Loichinger, Elke et al. (2014) The advantages of demographic change after the wave: fewer and older, but healthier, greener, and more productive? PLoS One 9:e108501