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Understanding the Age and Education Dynamics of Grandmothers from 1950 to 2100

Saroja Adhikari
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), April 03, 2024

Hybrid Seminar Talk, April 3, 2024 from 11am to 12pm (CEST)


As life expectancy and female labor force participation increases globally, attention has turned to the dynamics of grandparenting supply and demand. Grandparents' provision of care differs according to grandparent’s age, gender, and socioeconomic status. To understand the supply side of grandparental care, it is important to understand the characteristics (demographic and socioeconomic status) of grandparents. While some studies have projected the future number of grandparents with their age and sex distribution, less is known about their socioeconomic status. By using the education data from the Wittgenstein Center of Human Capital and grandmother’s data from recently published paper, this study investigates the age and education dynamics of grandmothers from 1950 to 2100 across 201 countries.

About the Author

Saroja Adhikari is a research scientist in Kinship Inequalities group. Her research area lies on the study of fertility and family using different demographic and statistical models.




Saroja Adhikari, Max Planck Insitute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) on "Understanding the Age and Education Dynamics of Grandmothers from 1950 to 2100"

Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 11 am (CEST)

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