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Melissa A Hardy

Department Affiliation:  Human Development and Family Studies
Education: Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University, 1980
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POSITION TITLE:  Director, Gerontology Center; Professor Human Development and Family Studies and Sociology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:  Individual and family issues involved in working at older ages, retirement, age discrimination, women's issues in old age, financial security in old age, and techniques of data analysis (primarily quantitative, but not exclusively)


Shuey, K. , & Hardy, M. A. (2003). Assistance to aging parents and parents-in-law: Does lineage affect family allocation decisions?. Journal of Marriage and Family, 65, 418-431.

Hirsch, B. T. , Macpherson, D. A. , & Hardy, M. A. (2000). Occupational age structure and access for older workers: The role of compensation, skills, and working conditions. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 53, 401-418.

Reid, J. , & Hardy, M. A. (2000). Multiple roles and well-being among midlife women: Testing role strain and role enhancement theories. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 56B, S329-339.


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