McDaniel speaks at SACPA

Prentice Institute director Dr. Susan McDaniel will headline the next edition of the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs as she presents, You've Got to Start Young: Aging in Canada and the U.S.

To be held Thursday, Apr. 8 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Catering, McDaniel's presentation delves into the topic of population aging and to what extent this challenges health care and pension issues.

McDaniel is the Prentice Research Chair in Global Population and Economy, director of the Prentice Institute and professor of sociology at the University of Lethbridge.

She relocated to Lethbridge in the summer of 2009 from the University of Utah where she was professor and senior investigator in the Institute for Public & International Affairs.

McDaniel is an internationally known sociologist/social demographer, the author of many books and research articles. She is a frequent advisor on social and science policies both in Canada and elsewhere.

McDaniel asks, based on her current research in both Canada and the United States, to what extent is population aging a challenge?

Further, she questions whether population aging is an equal challenge in Canada and the U.S. How does the current economic situation affect the picture? What about diversity, inequalities and changing family/household living arrangements?

The specific focus in this talk is on the circumstances of those aged 45-64 in Canada and the U.S. in the late 1990s and 2000s, how their lives look, as they grow older and what policy challenges are posed.

Admission for this event is priced at $10 and includes a light lunch.