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October 22, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Freer House | Map
71 E. Ferry
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: FREE
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Dr. Truskinovsky will discuss her research measuring the cyclicality of an important input into older adult health: informal care. Using independent survey measures of informal care giving and care receipt over the past two decades, she found that informal care from adult children to their older parents is counter-cyclical.

By contrast, informal care from spouses is pro-cyclical among persons in their 60s. She found no corresponding changes in the use of formal care, highlighting the potential for unmet care needs across the business cycle. These findings suggest that informal health inputs may play an important role in the interpretation of the cyclicality of older adult mortality.

Yulya Truskinovsky, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Wayne State University

Dr. Truskinovsky studies labor, aging and health, with a focus on the economics of care giving. Her work examines the indirect costs of informal care through two related questions:

How does informal care respond to price and other market-based incentives?
What is the causal effect of care-giving on the employment of older Americans in the context of a rapidly aging population?

Her recent work considers another source of non-clinical care for older adults -- home health aides. Dr. Truskinovsky received her PhD from Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy and was a Sloan Fellow at Harvard University.

For more information about this event, please contact Gail Jensen at 313-664-2622.