Intergenerational Relations

European Perspectives in Family and Society

Edited by Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring

Intergenerational Relations

Edited by Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring

Distributed for Bristol University Press

256 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447300984 Published July 2013 For sale in North and South America only
This book offers fresh, innovative approaches to the field of intergenerational family relations, with a particular focus on Europe. Integrating different perspectives, it brings together international scholars from sociology, psychology, and economics to explore the key conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives, and applied issues at the heart of intergenerational studies. Examining implications for research, policy, and practice, the contributors make suggestions for future directions, and in doing so make important contributions to the current discourse.


   ~ Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring
Part I: Conceptual issues regarding intergenerational relations
Demographic ageing, labour market regulation and intergenerational relations

   ~ Amilcar Moreira
Intergenerational solidarity in families: interplay between the family and the state

   ~ Kairi Kasearu and Dagmar Kutsar
Intergenerational ambivalence: beyond solidarity and conflict

    ~ Kurt Lüscher and Andreas Hoff
Intergenerational policy and the study of intergenerational relationships: a tentative proposal

    ~ Kurt Lüscher

Part II: Multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives
Intergenerational congruence of attachment: limitations of findings

   ~ Katarzyna Lubiewska
Value transmission between parents and their adolescent children: the process and its outcomes. A psycho-social perspective

    ~ Daniela Barni, Rosa Rosnati and Sonia Ranieri
Value orientations and perception of social change in postcommunist Romania

    ~ Mihaela Friedlmeier and Alin Gavreliuc
Intergenerational conflict: the case of adult children and their parents

   ~ Beate Schwarz
Grandparent-grandchild relations in a changing society: different types and roles

   ~ Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring
Family Change Theory: a preliminary evaluation on the basis of recent cross-cultural studies

   ~ Boris Mayer

Part III: Applied issues and practical focus
How does family sociology contribute to the definition and measurement of a family care concept for elderly persons?

   ~ Amandine Masuy
Intergenerational solidarity in an ageing society: socio-demographic determinants of intergenerational support to elderly parents

    ~ Susana Coimbra, Luisa A. Ribeiro and Anne Marie Fontaine
Family caregiving for older people from a life-span developmental point of view

   ~ Thomas Boll and Dieter Ferring

   ~ Dieter Ferring and Isabelle

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