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Benefits of Membership

Membership in the Section on Aging and the Life Course brings you together with about 600 colleagues with varied concerns and approaches, but who share a common interest in age and aging as sociological phenomena. The Section's relatively small size provides an opportunity to become involved in its various activities.

You receive the Section's Newsletter and Handbook and Membership Directory, which provide timely and helpful information about members, funding opportunities, publications, conferences, training workshops, news of the Section, its committees, and brief reviews of current methodological and substantive topics.

The Section organizes stimulating Symposia and Round Table discussions at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association.

Year-round Research Committees provide a forum for colleagues to share research interests and exchange information.

Annually the Section presents the Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar, the Outstanding Publication, and Graduate Student Paper Awards for outstanding contributions to the Section on Aging and the Life Course.

The Section's activities are coordinated with and complement those of other organizations concerned with aging, such as the Gerontological Society of America.


Member $13.00
Student $ 6.00
Low-Income $10.00


Download and fill out the ASA Section Addition Form, and mail or fax to:

Craig E. Schaar
Membership Manager
American Sociological Association
1460 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 247-9874 x335
Fax: (202) 247-9874