Faculty & Staff
Jeffrey Allan Burr, PhD
- Department Chair and Graduate Program Director, Management of Aging Services Program, Department of Gerontology, McCormack Graduate School Professor
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100 Morrissey Blvd. Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 143
Areas of Expertise
Social demography of aging, household composition and living arrangements, race and ethnicity in aging populations, labor force participation in later life, productive activity in later life
PhD, Sociology, University of Texas Austin
Professor Jeff Burr published numerous articles on aging in journals such as Demography, Journal of Gerontology, Research on Aging, Journal of Aging Studies, Social Forces, and Population Research and Policy Review. Using 1990 and 2000 Census data, Burr and colleagues are currently examining the living arrangements of older Asian and Hispanic immigrants in the United States. This study seeks to understand the intricate relationships and characteristics among older immigrants and the persons who live with them, how the influence of community factors and state policies affect independent living among members of older immigrant groups, and how the living arrangements of these race and ethnic groups changed during the 1990s, a time of significant policy change regarding the eligibility of older immigrants for important forms of governmental support.
Professor Burr is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (Behavioral and Social Sciences Section) and a member of Sigma Phi Omega, the national gerontological honor society.