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Journal Publishes FD Team’s Article on Intergenerational Solidarity

By Karen Shirer, Associate Dean

What happens to a family when one or more members live outside their home country? Family Development Director of Programs Trish Olson teamed up with Family Social Science Associate Professor Cathy Solheim and Research Assistant Jaime Ballard to find out. The trio’s findings are the lead article of the February issue of Journal of Human Sciences and Extension.

“Maintaining Intergenerational Solidarity in Mexican Transnational Families” explores how Mexican families maintain patterns of unity across generations and national borders. The study analyzed interview transcripts from a research project Trish and Cathy had collaborated on previously. The full article can be found here: Maintaining Intergenerational Solidarity in Mexican Transnational Families

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