Seminaris

Chia Liu imparteix la conferència "The link between social network and mental health for exogamous couples in old age", en el marc dels Seminaris Brown-bag CED

Organitza: Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics

Lloc: Sala Àngels Torrents, CED

Hora: 12:30 - 13:30

Chia Liu és Investigadora del Grup de Recerca “Demografia del Treball”, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research-MPIDR, Rostock, Alemanya.

Conferència.- The link between social network and mental health for exogamous couples in old age.

Abstract.- In later life stages, social ties become increasingly important for one’s mental health. We explore the extent to which exogamy benefits migrants through extending local social network by marriage by using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Preliminary results show that exogamous migrants fare better than endogamous migrants, but are not at parity with endogamous Germans. Social network partly explains the differentials between the groups, yet important differences remain after controlling for socio-demographic factors and social networks. This work serves to enrich the discussion on the role family plays for transnational individuals, particularly in later life stage, as migrants age in destination societies.