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Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Sara Arber and Virpi Timonen


Grandparenting in the 21st century is at the heart of profound family and societal changes. It is of increasing social and economic significance yet many dimensions of grandparenting are still poorly understood. Contemporary Grandparenting is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts. In this highly original book, leading contributors analyse how grandparenting differs according to the nature of the welfar ... More

Keywords: Grandparents, Grandchildren, Welfare states, Societal contexts, Global changes, Family relationships, Family norms, Agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429681
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Arber, editor

Virpi Timonen, editor

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