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SXSW 2019

Younger Male Caregivers? They’re Everywhere

The traditional caregiver for an older adult is female, middle-age, and mid-career with teenagers at home—but Millennial male caregivers are flipping this stereotypical frame on its head. Nearly half of Millennial caregivers are men just starting to pursue their education, career, and social goals. What does being a Millennial male caregiver look like in 2018? With old-fashioned ideas still present about who provides care and what one’s contribution to family looks like, how can society recalibrate and expand on gender norms and what it means to provide for each other? Explore the Do YOU give a care? community, hear from Millennial male caregivers about their experience, and learn what one advocate is doing to expand policy consciousness about this intergenerational social equity issue.

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  1. Why is it important to recognize the role Millennial caregivers play as the population ages?
  2. What is specific to male caregivers, particularly how they navigate their caregiving role alongside traditional expectations and gender norms?
  3. What resources are available to young caregivers who might feel isolated and without support?



Mari Nicholson, Director of Communications, The SCAN Foundation

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Social & Global Impact
  • Level: Beginner
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