John C. Henretta

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Contact Information

University of Florida
Box 117330
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7330
Phone: 352.392.0265 x229


B.A., Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
M.A., and Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Research and Projects

My research in the sociology of aging over the last decade has focused on life course dynamics related to retirement, health, family structure, and intergenerational transfers. My primary current projects focus on topics of family intergenerational transfers and family demography.

Selected Recent Publications

Henretta, JC, Grundy, E and Harris, S. Socio-economic and health differences in parents' provision of help to adult children: A British-USA comparison. Ageing and Society. 22: 441-458 [2002]

Henretta, JC, Grundy, E and Harris, S. Socioeconomic differences in having living parents and children: A US-British comparison of middle-aged women. Journal of Marriage and the Family.63: 852-867 [2001]

Mills, TM and Henretta, JC. Racial, ethnic, and sociodemographic differences in the prevalence of depressive symptoms among older Americans. Research on Aging. 23:131-152 [2001]

Henretta, JC. Work and Retirement. Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. Robert Binstock and Linda George, eds., New York: Academic Press, 2001, Pp. 255-271 [2001]

O'Rand, AM and Henretta, JC. Age and Inequality: Diverse Pathways Through Later Life. Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-1906-4 (hard cover); 0-8133-9812-6 (paper),1999. [1999]

Henretta, JC. Hill, MS, Li, W, Soldo, BJ and Wolf, DA. Selection of children to provide care: The effect of earlier parental transfers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. 52B: 110-119 [1997]