Conference: Carrying Debt to the Grave?

August 8, 2017 at 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location:2nd floor conference rooms Richcraft Hall
Contact Email:sppa.events@carleton.ca

The School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University (Ottawa) will be holding a day of discussions on August 8 around the issue of debt and the elderly.

Conference is free and includes lunch. Please register here…

Carrying Debt to the Grave?
The increasing indebtedness of the elderly.

Panel Sessions:

9:00-10:15: Does Debt Impair Health?

  • Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin
  • Lynda Colley, Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County
  • Patricia Drentea, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Stacy Yanchuk Oleksy, Credit Counselling Society

Moderator: Saul Schwartz, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

10:45-12:00: Insolvency and Overindebtedness

  • Amy Mix, Legal Counsel for the Elderly, an affiliate of AARP
  • John Pottow, University of Michigan
  • Deborah Thorne, University of Idaho

Moderator: Robert Lawless, University of Illinois

1:00-2:15: International Perspectives

  • Catarina Frade, University of Coimbra
  • Luciane Lucas, Federal University of Southern Bahia and University of Coimbra
  • Tamara Madern, Hogeschool Utrecht

Moderator: Nadja Jungmann, Hogeschool Utrecht

2:45-4:00: Policy Implications

  • Wanda Morris, CARP
  • Jane Rooney, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada
  • Laura Watts, Canadian Centre for Elder Law, University of British Columbia

Moderator: Calum Carmichael, School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University

VIEW PANELIST BIOS HERE…

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Thank you to our other sponsors: Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)Faculty of Public Affairs, Hogeschool Utrecht, University of Coimbra, University of Illinois, and the Canadian Association of Gerontology.

Please register here…

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