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Ageing and intergenerational relationsFamily reciprocity from a global perspective$
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Misa Izuhara

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422057

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001

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Theoretical perspectives on intergenerational solidarity, conflict and ambivalence

Theoretical perspectives on intergenerational solidarity, conflict and ambivalence

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(p.29) Three Theoretical perspectives on intergenerational solidarity, conflict and ambivalence
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Ageing and intergenerational relations
Author(s):

Ruth Katz

Ariela Lowenstein

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0003

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

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