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Family practices in later life

Pat Chambers


There is no shortage of political and moral commentary on family life. Frequently the underlying theme of these commentaries is the decline of contemporary family commitment, particularly when older people's family experiences are the focus. This book challenges many common stereotypes about the nature of family involvement as people age. The book explores diversity and change in the family relationships older people maintain, looking at how family relationships are constructed and organised in later life. It recognises that the emerging patterns are a consequence of the choices and decisions ... More

Keywords: family life, family commitment, diversity, change, family networks, marriage, siblings, grandparenthood, social circumstances, material circumstances

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420534
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pat Chambers, author