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The Role of Grandparents in the Transition to Adulthood: Grandparents as “Very Important” Adults in the Lives of Adolescents

Citation

Taylor, Miles G.; Uhlenberg, Peter; Elder, Glen H., Jr.; & McDonald, Steve (2013). The Role of Grandparents in the Transition to Adulthood: Grandparents as "Very Important" Adults in the Lives of Adolescents.. Silverstein, Merril & Giarrusso, Roseann (Eds.) (pp. 104-129). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Abstract

Book abstract: Kinship and Cohort in an Aging Society brings together scholars whose common link is their intellectual intersection with the work of Vern Bengtson, an esteemed family sociologist whose accomplishments include foundational theoretical contributions to the study of families and intergenerational relations as well as the development of the widely used Longitudinal Study of Generations data set. The study began in 1971 and is the basis for Bengtson’s highly influential concept and measurement model, the intergenerational solidarity-conflict paradigm. This book serves as an excellent compendium of original research that examines how Bengtson’s solidarity model, a theory that informs nearly all intergenerational and gerontology sociology work performed today, continues to be relevant to scholars and practitioners.

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Book Section

Year Published

2013

Author(s)

Taylor, Miles G.
Uhlenberg, Peter
Elder, Glen H., Jr.
McDonald, Steve