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Theoretical perspectives on intergenerational solidarity, conflict and ambivalence

Ruth Katz and Ariela Lowenstein

in Ageing and intergenerational relations

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9781847422057
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301424 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0003
Theoretical perspectives on intergenerational solidarity, conflict and ambivalence

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This chapter aims to highlight the development of the conceptual and theoretical bases on which the intergenerational solidarity-conflict and ambivalence paradigms were shaped. It notes that further analysis of the two paradigms can provide insight for understanding the complex social phenomenon of intergenerational family relations in later life. It addresses and analyse the two models and discusses empirical evidence regarding their impact on quality of life, based on OASIS (Old Age and Anatomy: The Role of Service Systems and Intergenerational Family Solidarity).

Keywords: intergenerational solidarity-conflict; ambivalence paradigm; intergenerational family relations; OASIS

Chapter.  11384 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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