24 Jun 2018

Siautu Alefaio: living with elders

From Sunday Morning, 8:40 am on 24 June 2018

The question of housing older people is high on the list of family concerns. For Pasifika families tradition often dictates where older people - or matua - live. Dr Siautu Alefaio says a new Massey University study will investigate how these traditions are played out in 21st century Aotearoa and how the extended family living under one roof, can put both emotional and financial stress on families but at the same time be rich in rewards.