Jacqueline L. Angel

Faculty Research AssociatePh.D., Rutgers University

Professor, LBJ School
Jacqueline L. Angel



Jacqueline L. Angel is a Professor of Sociology and Public Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Faculty Affiliate in the Population Research Center, the Center for Health and Social Policy, and the Center for Women and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD from Rutgers University and completed an NIA Postdoctoral Fellow in the Demography of Aging Training Program at The Pennsylvania State University in 1990-92. Her research addresses the relationships linking family structures, inequality, and health across the life course.

Professor Jacqueline Angel has published extensively in the area of aging and the life course and she has served as an advisor to non-governmental organizations and other agencies that provide basic services to the elderly. Her work focuses on the impact of social policy on the well-being of aging Latinos and other vulnerable groups. She has served on several governmental and professional committees and is currently developing a long-term research agenda that focuses on the role of civil society and non-governmental organizations on the care of low-income elderly in the United States and Latin America.

She has published five books, including, Health and Living Arrangements of the Elderly (Garland Publishing, 1991), Painful Inheritance: Health and the New Generation of Fatherless Families (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993), Who Will Care for Us? Aging and Long-Term Care in Multicultural America (New York University Press, 1997), jointly with Ronald Angel, and The Health of Aging Hispanics: The Mexican-Origin Population, Co-Edited with Keith Whitfield (Springer, 2007), and most recently: Inheritance in Contemporary America: The Social Dimensions of Giving Across Generations (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008).

Dr. Angel was appointed to the U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health NIA Behavior and Social Science of Aging Review Committee between 2004-07 which she also chaired for two years. She is also past Board President of Family Eldercare, Inc. and was appointed to the President's Council in 2003. At the LBJ School, she teaches courses on policy development with respect to gender, health, and social welfare programs.

In 2000, Dr. Angel was elected a Fellow of The Gerontological Society of America. She is also currently chair of the NIA Behavior and Social Science of Aging Review Committee.

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