Reference : Grandparent-grandchild relations in a changing society: different types and roles
Parts of books : Contribution to collective works
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/4292
Grandparent-grandchild relations in a changing society: different types and roles
English
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Ferring, Dieter mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2013
Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives on Family and Society
Albert, Isabelle mailto
Ferring, Dieter mailto
Policy Press
147-165
No
978-1-44730-098-4
Bristol
UK
[en] grandparent-grandchild relations ; grandparenthood ; types ; roles ; meanings ; solidarity ; ambivalence
[en] This chapter gives an overview of research regarding grandparent-grandchild relations from childhood to early adulthood. The authors start with reflections on the public image of grandparents and on changes in grandparenthood due to the socio-demographic developments of the last decades. They provide a general description of characteristics of today’s grandparents, summarise research on grandparental types and roles, and discuss functions and meanings of grandparents and grandchildren for each other in different stages of their lives. Further, the applicability of concepts such as intergenerational solidarity and ambivalence for the study of grandparent-grandchild relations is investigated. Also, a prospective view on future developments regarding current issues is given (for example, postponement of parenthood, the role of grandparents as custodial parents, the effects of socioeconomic developments, changed gender roles, the impact of new communication technologies on grandparent-grandchild relations).
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/4292

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