Dr. Nekehia Quashie

Assistant Professor,
University of Rhode Island

Contact Details

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI

Dr. Nekehia Quashie

Assistant Professor,
University of Rhode Island


My research focuses on the social demography of population ageing within a comparative international perspective.  My main research interests lie at the intersection of family and health in later life and include four  main areas: 1) family availability (e.g. childless, (unpartnered), 2) relations (intergenerational support, caregiving, grandparenting), 3) health- physical and mental, and 4) subjective well-being (life satisfaction).  In each of these, I am attentive to social inequalities of gender and socio-economic status.  Much of my current research focuses on the declining availability of kin and the implications for later life health and well-being across different countries. My current geographic areas of interest include Latin America, the Caribbean, South-East Asia, and Europe.


University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
PhD, 2014
2007 To 2014
Dissertation: Intergenerational Support in Urban Latin America and the Caribbean: Perspectives of Older Adults and Their Children
Advisor: Kim Korinek

Job History

College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Bangkok, Thailand
January 2015 - March 2019

University of Utah, Sociology Department
Teaching Assistant
Salt Lake City
August 2008 - May 2014

Areas Of Expertise

  • Caregiving
  • Crossnational Studies
  • Demography
  • Family
  • Family: Parenthood/Parent-Adult Child Relations
  • Gender
  • Global Aging
  • Intergenerational Relations
  • International Aging
  • Social Support
  • Welfare
  • Well-Being


  • Sociology