The Winter 2023 Newsletter is now available!

SALC Archives

Our section’s Secretary/Treasurers have digitized and maintained a rich archive of SALC section materials dating back to 1979. To request access to the archive, please contact the current Section Chair describing what you would like access to, why, and for how long. Researchers gaining access will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

2022 Council Meeting Minutes are Posted

Please see the updated Meeting Minutes page for the 2022 ASA SALC Council Meeting Minutes and Business Meeting Minutes.

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 our ASA Connect 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.