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2020 Award Winners Announced!

Please see the updated Awards page with information on the winners, honorable mentions, and nomination procedures.


2020 Council Meeting Minutes are Posted

Please see the updated Council Meeting Minutes page for the 2020 ASA SALC Council Meeting Minutes and Council Meeting Reports.


ASA 2020 – SALC Sessions

Please see the updated ASA 2020 – SALC Sessions page with information on all SALC sections and SALC meetings for the 2020 ASA Annual Meeting.

A reminder and instructions for signing up for the virtual ASA conference this year: https://www.asanet.org/annual-meeting-2020/registration


The Summer 2020 Newsletter is now available!


Congratulations to our recently elected section leaders!

Chair-elect: Merril Silverstein
Council: Bridget Goosby; Stephanie Ureña
Council, Student Representative: Chrisse Edmunds

Thank you to all those who ran for these different positions for their willingness to step forward to serve the section and the association. We look forward to your future contributions.


Renew your ASA Membership!

If you have not yet renewed your ASA membership (or joined!), please do so now! 

Joining or renewing your SALC membership will ensure that you get the benefits of membership for 11 months. It will put/keep you on the listserv where you will receive news about the annual meeting, job and postdoc openings, awards, conferences, publications, and other news that will keep you abreast of what is happening in the study of aging and the life course.

Let your vote count and renew online by visiting https://asa.enoah.com. If you encounter any problems, please contact the Membership department at membership@asanet.org.


Mission Statement

Sociology of Aging and the Life Course provides an analytical framework for understanding the interplay between human lives and changing social structures. Its mission is to examine the interdependence between (a) aging over the life course as a social process and (b) societies and groups as stratified by age, with succession of cohorts as the link connecting the two. This special field of age draws on sociology as a whole and contributes to it through reformulation of traditional emphases on process and change, on the multiple interdependent levels of the system, and on the multidimensionality of sociological concerns as they touch on related aspects of other disciplines. The field is concerned with both basic sociological research on age and its implications for public policy and professional practice.