Professor, Department of Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Jacqueline L. Angel is Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD from Rutgers University in 1989 and post-doctoral training at Rutgers in mental health services research and the Pennsylvania State University Program in Demography of Aging. Her research focuses on issues at the intersection of family, health, and aging. She is particularly interested in evaluating the impact of policies on the health and well-being of Latinos, immigrants, and other vulnerable groups, and how cultural heterogeneity among the elderly affects the design of programs for the cost-effective delivery of health services.
Dr. Angel is a Co-Investigator on an NIH/National Institute on Aging funded benchmark study of the longitudinal health of older Mexican Americans in the Southwestern United States. Since the inception of the project, she has assessed the impact of nativity and the migration process on health outcomes, and examined their implications for family living arrangements and long term care policy.
She is currently developing a 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.
Hispanic health and demographics; aging policy; social policies with respect to diversity; long-term care
Angel has sat on several state government health and human service committees. Currently she is the president of the Board of Family Eldercare, Inc. (501(c)(3)) and host of Mature Texas, a Travis County public affairs program on older adults in central Texas.
"Hispanic Families at Risk: The New Economy. Work, and the Welfare State," (2009, Springer)
Her publications include numerous articles and chapters on social policy issues related to health and aging as well as three books, "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); and "Who Will Care for Us? Aging and Long-term Care in Multicultural America?" (New York University Press, 1997).
Angel's most recent book--"Who Will Care for Us? Aging and Long-term Care in Multicultural America"--co-authored with Ronald Angel, won a Choice Award in 1998.