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Intergenerational relationships among stepfamilies in the UK

Dimmock, Brian; Bornat, Joanna; Peace, Sheila and Jones, David (2004). Intergenerational relationships among stepfamilies in the UK. In: Harper, Sarah ed. Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 82–94.

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Western families are undergoing considerable change. The demographic ageing of societies is increasing the number of living generations, and decreasing the number of living relatives within these generations. These ageing societies are also seeing an ageing of some life- transitions, with individuals choosing to delay full economic independence from parents, formal adult union through marriage or committed long-term cohabitation, and parenting. Such demographic change is occurring within the context of a variety of new kin structures-stepfamilies, ethnic minority families, single-parent families, cohabiting couples. This volume takes an inter-disciplinary research approach to consider the implications of demographic ageing for European and American families.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2004 Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0-19-925116-9, 978-0-19-925116-2
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Item ID: 20559
Depositing User: Katy Gagg
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010 15:48
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 10:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/20559
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