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Aging, intergenerational support, and social change in Australia

Crossroads in aging

Author: Kendig, H.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1988


Virtually every country seems to have a popular belief that social change is widening generation gaps and leading to increased isoloation and abandonment of the aged. Our Australian findings largely confirm the convincing American evidence to the contrary: ties between the age-groups generally are strong and enduring. The findings are consistent with an exchange theory view of family as the principal arena for organising high levels of unreciprocated informal support between the generations.

Further Details

Author: Bergener, M., Ermini, M., Stahelin, H.
Pages: 233-261
Publish Location: London
Publisher: Academic Press
Accession Number: December, 2010
Packaging Method: Photocopy
Keywords: Australia, older
Reads: 188