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J. Jill Suitor

Contact Information
Email: jsuitor |at| purdue.edu
Office: STON 355 Map
Phone: (765) 496-1718
Fax: (765) 496-1476
Professor of Sociology

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Education


B.A. California State University Sociology 1976
Ph.D. State University of New York at Stony Brook Sociology 1985

Research Interests


Parent-adult child relations; family caregiving; social support networks; marital quality; gender and work

Teaching Interests


Aging and the family; family sociology; sociology of health and illness

Grants


National Institute on Aging
NIMH
Spencer Foundation

Publications


Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Nicholas Vargas, and Karl Pillemer. (In press). "The Role of Religious Similarity in the Quality of Parent-Child Relations: Differences within Families and Between Races." Research on Aging.

Suitor, J. Jill, Jori Sechrist, Megan Gilligan, and Karl Pillemer. (In press). "Intergenerational Relations in Later-Life Families" in Handbook of Sociology of Aging, Rick Settersten and Jacqui Angel (Eds.). NY: Springer.

Suitor, J. Jill, and Karl Pillemer. (In press). "Differences in Mothers' and Fathers' Parental Favoritism in Later-Life: A Within-Family Analysis." In From Generation to Generation: Continuity and Discontinuity in Aging Families, Merril Silverstein and Roseann Giarrusso (Eds.). Johns Hopkins Univ. Press: Baltimore, MD.

Sechrist, Jori, J. Jill Suitor, Karl Pillemer, Megan Gilligan, Shirley Keeton, and Abby Howard. (In press). "Aging Parents and Adult Children: Determinants of Relationship Quality." In Handbook on Families and Aging, Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Bedford (Eds.), NY: Praeger

Pillemer, Karl, J. Jill Suitor, Seth Pardo, and Charles Henderson, Jr., (2010). "Mothers' Differentiation and Depressive Symptoms among Adult Children." Journal of Marriage and Family 72:333-345.

Abrahamson, Kathleen, James Anderson, Marilyn Anderson, J. Jill Suitor, and Karl Pillemer. (2010). "The Cumulative Influence of Conflict on Nursing Home Staff: A Computer Simulation Approach." Research in Gerontological Nursing 3:39-48

Fingerman, Karen, Karl Pillemer, Merril Silverstein, and J. Jill Suitor. 2012. "The Baby Boomers' Intergenerational Relationships." The Gerontologist 52:199-209.

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 74:1101-1113.

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 3(2), 75-85.

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.

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 53: 388-396.

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