Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Shark Week, Recycled Plots, Protein Hazards, Caregivers

Episode: Shark Week, Recycled Plots, Protein Hazards, Caregivers

  • Jul 9, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 11:30 mins

Demographers say American is currently in a “golden age” of caregiving because there’s no real shortage of people who are capable of giving the care young children and aging seniors need. But that will change in the coming years as the Baby Boomers reach old age. University of Washington sociologist Emilio Zagheni has been studying the makeup of the caregiving community – who’s taking care of whom in the US today – and trying to get a handle on exactly how prepared we are to handle the “white wave” of aging Boomers. Emilio Zagheni is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Washington. His study about the demographics of caregivers is published in the journal Population and Development Review.