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Schafer, Ferraro, Mustillo to receive GSA's 2013 Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
Date:8/27/2013

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) the nation's largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging has chosen Markus H. Schafer, PhD, of the University of Toronto and Kenneth F. Ferraro, PhD, and Sarah A. Mustillo, PhD, of Purdue University as the 2013 recipients of the Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award.

This distinguished honor recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. It is underwritten by the Baywood Publishing Company and named after social psychologist Richard Kalish, PhD. Any empirical or conceptual publication that represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award, provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.

The award presentation will take place at GSA's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held from November 20 to 24 in New Orleans. This conference is organized to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, educators, and practitioners who specialize in the study of the aging process. Visit http://www.geron.org/annualmeeting for further details.

The three were chosen to receive the Kalish Award for the article "Children of Misfortune: Early Adversity and Cumulative Inequality in Perceived Life Trajectories," which appeared in the American Journal of Sociology (Volume 116, Number 4, Pages 1053 to 1091). This paper makes important contributions to the aging and the life course knowledge base. It provides exposition for cumulative inequality theory, which analyzes the mechanisms by which inequality develops between persons over the life course. The article also demonstrates the utility of taking individuals' subjective perceptions of their pasts, presents, and anticipated futures into account in c
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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