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Grandfatherhood: shifting masculinities in later life

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A new article by Dr George Leeson (with R. Mann & A. Tarrant) ‘Grandfatherhood: shifting masculinities in later life’ has been published in Sociology, March 2015.

Patricia O'Neill | DPhil Award

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Congratulation to Patricia O’Neill who has had her DPhil awarded (leave to supplicate) on 21 April 2015. Dissertation title: Chinese daughters negotiating contemporary norms and traditional filial obligations.

Institute's Collaborative Research and Strong Links with South Africa

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The International Strategy Office at Oxford University has released a publication on collaborative research between South Africa and Oxford, featuring the African Research Network on Ageing (AFRAN).
 

For love or reward? Characterising preferences for giving to parents in an experimental setting

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A new article by Dr Maria Porter “For love or reward? Characterising preferences for giving to parents in an experimental setting” has been accepted in the Economic Journal. The article is the result of lab experiments Maria conducted while in Oxford and examines the motivations behind intergenerational transfers. The existence and responsiveness of familial transfers has consequences for the design of intra- and intergenerational redistributive programmes, particularly as such programmes may crowd out private transfers amongst altruistic family members.

Book release: Identidades, Vinculos y Transmision Generacional

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George Leeson has recently published the book chapter: 'Becoming a grandfather is life’s dessert. A study of the role of grandfathers in the modern family in Denmark' .

The study is included in the book Identidades, Vinculos y Transmision Generacional edited by Latin American Network members Alejandro Klein, Ana Maria Chavez Hernandez, Luis fernando Macias Garcia & Carmen Rea.

Institute's Partnerships and Research Programmes in Mexico

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The International Strategy Office at Oxford University has released a publication on long-standing Mexico-Oxford partnerships, featuring the Latin American Network on Ageing, directed by Dr George W Leeson.

Dr George Leeson appointed Visiting Professor of Demography at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico

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Dr George Leeson has been appointed Visiting Professor of Demography at the University of Guanajuato - Leon,  Mexico

George Leeson coordinates LARNA, the Latin American Research Network on Ageing. LARNA provides a platform for exchange and capacity building between network members and facilitates collaborative research and training initiatives.

'Science' article by Sarah Harper reviews the 'Economic and social implications of aging societies'

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A recent article by Sarah Harper, published by 'Science' examines the 'Economic and social implications of aging societies' 

How do sex ratios in China influence marriage decisions and intra-household resource allocation?

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A new article by Dr Maria Porter on 'Review of Economics of the Household' examines how imbalanced sex ratios influence marriage decisions and household bargaining. Using data from the 1982 Chinese census, the traditional “availability ratio” is modified to reflect the degree to which men tend to marry women from different cohorts.

Book publication: 'International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy' by Harper and Hamblin

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The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy, edited by Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives.