Professor, University Of Texas At Austin
Karen Fingerman is a Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences and the Director of the Aging Network at UT Austin. She has devoted over two decades to studying the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Brookdale Foundation, and the MacArthur Network on Transitions to Adulthood and an Aging Society. She has over 150 publications including 4 books addressing Millennials and Baby Boomers, their friends and family ties.
The Millennials (aged 18 to 34) are both laggards and trendsetters. They are behind previous generations when it comes to leaving home, getting married, finishing education or settling into a career. But Millennials are setting new trends when it comes to diversity – and different groups of Millennials may be set on distinct paths. This talk will cover the diversity in Millennials’ current and future trajectories and the implications of these changes among Millennials for their parents’ current and future well-being.