Linda M. Burton

Department: Social Welfare

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School of Social Welfare

Eugene and Rose Kleiner Chair for the Study of Processes, Practices and Policies in Aging

School of Social Welfare

Research Interests / Specializations:
Child welfare and poverty whose program of research is conceptually grounded in life course, developmental, and ecological perspectives and focuses on three themes concerning the lives of America’s poorest urban, small town, and rural families: (1) intergenerational family structures, processes, and role transitions; (2) the meaning of context and place in the daily lives of families; and, (3) childhood adultification and the accelerated life course.