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Cuba is facing another crisis, a more invisible and yet unacknowledged one. The "crisis of care" is already present in Cuban society and one of its main causes is the "silent revolution" based on the problems associated with the aging of the population. Two traits of contemporary Cuban migration are closely tied to this sociodemographic process: the high migration rate of young Cubans and the growing participation of women in the migrant flow. This lecture will address several issues related to the feminization of migration and its impact on the social organization of care for older adults in Cuba.

Dr. Elaine Acosta González is a Cuban sociologist now living in Miami. She holds a Ph.D. in International and Intercultural studies from the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, and a Master's degree in Latin America Studies from the Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago, Chile. She is currently the Co-Director of the Family, Care, and Well-Being Research Program (CUIFABI). She is the former Director of the Master's Program in Sociology at the Alberto Hurtado University. Her most recent book is titled Cuidados en crisisy mujeres migrantes hada España y Chile: Dan más de lo que reciben [Crisis in Care and Women Migrants to Spain and Chile: They Give More Than They Receive] (2015).



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Spring 4-19-2017


Latin American Studies

The Feminization of Aging and Migration in Cuba: Prospects and Challenges of a



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