Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Ageing and Migration, Exploring Intergenerational Relationships and adjustment amongst two generations of migrants from the Soviet Union to Israel

09 April 2008 | 4.30pm - 5.30pm | Seminar

Leeds Social Sciences Institute, Beech Grove House, University of Leeds

Professor Ariela Lowenstein, Head of Center for Research and Study of Aging, Faculty of Welfare and Health Studies, University of Haifa, Israel.

Please register your intention to attend this seminar as soon as possible to: a.j.suckall@leeds.ac.uk

The immigrant household and family are valuable dimensions for examining adjustment to the host society and life satisfaction. Analyses that focus on variations in living arrangements are particularly useful in generating explanations for the differential adjustment of different generations. Little research has been conducted on the uniqueness of intergenerational relations by means of comparing different types of households as a factor in the adjustment process and life satisfaction among immigrants.

The present research responds to this gap by examining the relationships between different types of living arrangements and the adjustment of the immigrants involved, comparing two generations within a family unit: adult children and their elderly parents. The primary social, familial and personal factors that affect adjustment and life satisfaction of the immigrants were identified. Special attention was devoted to intergenerational solidarity and to social support (informal and formal) as possible resources facilitating adjustment and life satisfaction. 

The Leeds healthy ageing seminar series has been planned collaboratively between Leeds Metropolitan University, The University of Leeds and Leeds Social Sciences Institute. The purpose of the seminar series is to bring together academics, students, service provider.

Location Details

If coming by train and taxi:

  • Ask the taxi driver for 'University of Leeds, PARKINSON STEPS' (it should cost about £5.00).
  • Get out of the taxi and go straight forward through the white archway.
  • Walk straight ahead, you will pass the Michael Sadler Building on your left.
  • Carry on walking straight ahead, you will see a courtyard and steps to your left, keep on going straight ahead.
  • You will see a detached building with two red doors to your left (Botany House), carry on past it.
  • Walk straight ahead, you will see a grassy area to your left, once you get to the end of the grass, take the path left. You will see on your right a large sandstone building, and with a large blue door (Beech Grove House) go through the door and you are at your destination.

© Copyright Leeds 2016