B.A. California State University Sociology 1976
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook Sociology 1985
Parent-adult child relations; family caregiving; social support networks; marital quality; gender and work
Aging and the family; family sociology; sociology of health and illness
National Institute on Aging
Pillemer, Karl, and J. Jill Suitor. In press. "Who Provides Care? A Prospective Study of Caregiving by Adult Children." The Gerontologist.
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, Kaitlin Johnson, and Karl Pillemer. 2014. "How Widowhood Shapes Adult Children's Responses to Mothers' Preferences for Care." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "Continuity and Change in Mothers' Favoritism toward Offspring in Adulthood." Journal of Marriage and Family
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, Kaitlin Johnson, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "Caregiving, Perceptions of Maternal Favoritism, and Tension among Siblings." The Gerontologist
Gilligan, Megan, J. Jill Suitor, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "Recent Economic Distress in Midlife: Consequences for Adult Children's Relationship Quality with Their Mothers." Pp. 159-184 in Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research: Economic Stress and the Family.
Sampson Blair (Ed.). Emerald.
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "The Role of Violated Caregiver Preferences in Psychological Well-Being when Older Mothers Need Assistance." The Gerontologist
Gilligan, Megan, J. Jill Suitor, Seoyoun Kim, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "Differential Effects of Mothers' and Fathers' Favoritism on Sibling Relations in Adulthood." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
. 68: 593-598.
Suitor, J. Jill, and Karl Pillemer. 2013. "Differences in Mothers' and Fathers' Parental Favoritism in Later-Life: A Within-Family Analysis." Pp. 11-31 In From Generation to Generation: Continuity and Discontinuity in Aging Families
, Merril Silverstein and Roseann Giarrusso (Eds.). Johns Hopkins Univ. Press: Baltimore, MD.
Pillemer, Karl, Christin L. Munsch, Thomas Fuller-Rowell, Catherine Riffin, and J. Jill Suitor. 2012. "Ambivalence toward Adult Children: Differences between Mothers and Fathers." Journal of Marriage and Family
Fingerman, Karen, Karl Pillemer, Merril Silverstein, and J. Jill Suitor. 2012. "The Baby Boomers' Intergenerational Relationships." The Gerontologist
Riffin, Catherine, J. Jill Suitor, M. C. Reid, and Karl Pillemer. 2012. "Chronic Pain and Parent-Child Relations in Later Life: An Important, but Understudied Issue." Family Science
Suitor, J. Jill, Megan Gilligan, and Karl Pillemer. 2011. "Conceptualizing and Measuring Intergenerational Ambivalence in Later Life." Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Suitor, J. Jill, Jori Sechrist, Megan Gilligan, and Karl Pillemer. 2011. "Intergenerational Relations in Later-Life Families" Pp. 161-178 in Handbook of Sociology of Aging
, Richard Settersten and Jacqueline Angel (Eds.). NY: Springer.
Abrahamson, Kathleen, Karl Pillemer, Jori Sechrist, and J. Jill Suitor. 2011. "Does Race Influence Conflict between Nursing Home Staff and the Family Members of Residents?" Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences
Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Catherine Riffin, Kadari Taylor-Watson, and Karl Pillemer. 2011. "Race and Mothers' Differentiation among their Adult Children: A Sequential Approach to Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data." Journal of Family Psychology
Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Nicholas Vargas, and Karl Pillemer. 2011. "The Role of Religious Similarity in the Quality of Parent-Child Relations: Differences within Families and Between Races." Research on Aging
Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Karl Pillemer, Megan Gilligan, Shirley Keeton, and Abigail Howard. 2011. "Aging Parents and Adult Children: Determinants of Relationship Quality." In Handbook on Families and Aging,
Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Bedford (Eds.), NY: Praeger.
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