Seminar: Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma? Eldercare Staffing and the Future of Work
Welcome to the seminar: Will the Robots Take Care of Grandma? Eldercare Staffing and the Future of Work
Speaker is Jerry A. Jacobs, Professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, US
Friday 29th of March, 10.15-11.30 in 3B 512
Jerry A. Jacobs is Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. in sociology at Harvard in 1983. He has served as Editor of the American Sociological Review and as Founding President of the Work and Family Researchers Network, an interdisciplinary and international scholarly associated that focuses on work and family issues. He has written over 80 journal articles and book chapters, six books, including The Time Divide, with Kathleen Gerson (Harvard University Press, 2004), and has received numerous research grants and academic awards. His current projects include an essay on the evolving interconnections between technology, work and family, and a study of advice parents receive on how to manage their children’s use of social media and the internet. His major project is a multi-faceted exploration of the future of work. The main theme of this study is a critical reexamination of whether automation will displace large number of workers. A case study will focus on elder care, specifically on whether the robots will take care of grandma.