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Ageing and intergenerational relations: Family reciprocity from a global perspective

Misa Izuhara


With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness in the labour market, and increasing mobility within and beyond national boundaries. This book explores the exchange of support between generations and examines variations in contemporary practices and rationales in different regions and societies around the world. It draws on theoretical perspectives and empirical analyses to discuss both newly emerging patterns of family reciprocity and more est ... More

Keywords: contemporary societies, family relations, family changes, value shifts, labour market, national boundaries, family reciprocity, opportunities, exchange practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847422057
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Misa Izuhara, editor