Loneliness Trajectories and Transitions Among Older Adults Around the World

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 12:00to13:00
Online via Zoom, QC, CA

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Join our April Lunch & Learn session with Rachel Margolis, Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. Professor Margolis will speak on adult loneliness as a social problem and how this problem has been a growing point of concern for policymakers around the world. This talk will focus on investigating typical life events among individuals in our target age range, such as shifts in relationships, living arrangements, employment status, and health. Some of Professor Margolis's current research examines how family dynamics shape population change and she is also interested in gender, parenthood and social policy.


12:00 - 12:05 | Welcome and introductions

12:05 - 12:45 | Lunch&Learn presentation

12:45 - 12:55 | Moderated Q&A session

12:55 - 13:00 | Closing and upcoming sessions


This is an online webinar hosted on Zoom. To receive details to enter the event, please register.  

Featured Speaker

Rachel Margolis

Professor of Sociology , University of Western Ontario

Rachel Margolis is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. She holds a PhD in Demography and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania, MSc in Population and Development from the London School of Economics, and BA in Government from Cornell University. Margolis’s academic work focuses on how family dynamics shape population change over time. Her research on aging addresses how and why grandparenthood is changing over time, how family networks are evolving, and how the thinning of kinship networks affects older adults. She is also interested in gender, parenthood and social policy. In addition to her academic research, Margolis writes articles about families and aging for a broad audience. She also gives presentations for community and professional organizations.

What are Lunch&Learn's?

The CAnD3 Lunch&Learn series is designed to introduce our Fellows, team members, and partners to emerging research on topics related to population dynamics and population aging. These modules will cover the Four CAnD3 Population Aging Axes: (1) family and social inclusion; (2) education, labour and inequality; (3) migration and ethnicity; and (4) wellbeing and autonomy.

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