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Growing Older in a Changing World: Opportunities and Challenges for Family Life and Social Support

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© 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved. Families, family relationships, the practices of families and the nature of social support in a changing world are a consequence of population ageing, economic development, urbanisation and globalisation. The nature and rate of change in family life and social support as experienced by older people is extremely diverse, not only between different regions of the world but also within different countries, cultures and socio-economic groups. This chapter reviews the impact of our changing world on the family lives of older people and the provision of social support. It examines the opportunities and challenges for the individual and society by highlighting the continued significance of family solidarity in later life and the provision of social support throughout the world.

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Author(s): Bond J

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Contemporary Issues in Family Studies: Global Perspectives on Partnerships, Parenting and Support in a Changing World

Year: 2013

Pages: 100-114

Print publication date: 04/10/2013

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1002/9781118320990.ch8

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ISBN: 9781118320990


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