Families and Aging

Families and Aging

by Linda Burton

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The complexity and diversity of families and aging has generated the necessity for research, policy, and program agendas that address emerging issues and needs for elderly Americans and their families. This volume is an effort towards that end - an effort towards fostering a different perspective at families and aging.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351853385
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 158
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Linda M. Burton is the Dean of Social Sciences, Co-Director of the International Comparative Studies Program, and the James B. Duke Professor of Sociology at Duke University

Table of Contents

Introduction: Families and the Aged: Issues of Complexity and Diversity Linda Burton

Family and Generational Relations in the Later Years: A Historical Perspective Tamara K. Hareven

Social Demography of Contemporary Families and Aging Christine L. Himes

Divorced and Reconstituted Families: Effects on the Older Generation Colleen L. Johnson

Dating and Courtship in the Later Years: A Neglected Topic of Research Lori J. McElhaney

Elders in Southeast Asian Refugee Families Barbara W.K. Yee

Extended Kin Networks in Black Families Peggye Dilworth-Anderson

The Role of Church and Family Support in the Lives of Older African Americans Carla T. Walls

The Families of Older Gay Men and Lesbians Douglas C. Kimmel

The Oldest-Old in Families: An Intergenerational Perspective Lillian E. Troll and Vern L. Bengtson

From Generation Unto Generation: Parent-Child Support in Aging American Families David J. Eggebeen

Challenges and Rewards: African American Grandparents as Surrogate Parents Linda Burton and Cynthia deVries

Sibling Relationships Among Older Adults Martha Sebastian Moyer

'Creating' Families: Older People Alone Bonnie Genevay

Family Caregiving Programs: A Look at the Premises on Which They Are Based Greta Berry Winbush

Families and Caregiving in an Aging Society Marjorie H. Cantor

On Lok: The Family Continuum Doreen Der-McLeod and Jennie Chin Hansen

Resources: Families and Aging Ute J. Bayen

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