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International Symposium on Transnational Professional Caregiving for Older Adults and Care Workers’ Wellness in the U. S., Mexico, Taiwan, and Japan
December 12, 2022, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm PST
Global aging has developed transnational caregiving for older adults across the Pacific. Adult children are required to cope with elderly parents’ expectations and to accommodate with support for children. If adult immigrants correspond to elderly parents’ expectations, (1) they temporarily return to their home countries (i.e., transnational long-distance caregiving) and/or (2) their elderly parents immigrate to their adult children’s countries (i.e., immigration due to caregiving). On the other hand, other immigrants may provide only psychological support and/or financial support for their elderly parents and may ask their families in their home countries to provide physical and informational support and care for their old parents.
According to the increasing number of the COVID-19 patients, the policies and the travel bans/restrictions have been issued in the United States, Mexico, Taiwan, Japan, and worldwide. The pandemic, the policies, and the travel bans have given transnational family caregivers challenges and benefits, including (1) Transition in transnational caregiving, (2) Utilization of information and communication technology (ICT), (3) Shortages of transnational professional care workers, (4) Enhancement of health disparities and inequity, ( 5) Expansion of economic disparities in minorities, and (6) Acceleration of discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans.
Given the significant changes around the globe, the 2022 International Symposium co-sponsored by UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Osaka University Center for International Education and Exchange will focus on transnational professional caregiving in the United States, Mexico, Taiwan, and Japan. The 2022 Symposium will identify associations between transnational professional caregiving for older adults and transnational professional care workers’ wellness among Asian American care workers and Mexican American care workers in the United States, Mexican care workers in Mexico, and Asian care workers in Taiwan and Japan. The 2022 Symposium will also clarify interactions between international migration, transnational professional caregiving, and transnational professional care workers’ wellness in the four nations.
(Meeting ID: 986 9845 4632)
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