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This advanced textbook covers issues of family ties and aging broadly, the goal being to provide an integrated and thorough representation of what we know from the current research. Whereas books on families and aging have traditionally focused on ties to a spouse and to children and grandchildren, Family Ties & Aging is more extensive and more reflective of contemporary society. The text includes groups and relationships that typically receive short shrift, exploring such neglected populations as single, divorced, and childless older people and their family relationships, as well as sibling relationships among the elderly, live-in partnerships not formalized by marriage, and the kinds of family ties forged by gay and lesbian persons over the life course. The book weaves the vast range of information we now have about the many facets of family relationships and aging into a critical, comprehensive, and integrated whole.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Overview|
|Older Persons in a Family Context|
|The Availability of Family Ties in Later Life|
|Intimate Ties in Later Life|
|Being Single in Later Life|
|Transitions in Intimate Relationships: Losses and Opportunities|
|Exploring Intergenerational Relations|
|Support Exchanges Between Older Parents and Their Children|
|Childless Older Persons|
|Grandparents and Grandchildren|
|Divorce, Remarriage, Step Ties, and Intergenerational Relations|
|Sibling Ties in Middle and Later Life|
|Life Transitions and Sibling Ties|
|Research and Policy|
|Research and Policy: Issues and Directions|
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