Intergenerational interlinkages: public, family and work
Nothing has affected our lives and policies as much since the Industrial Revolution as the doubling of life expectancy, accelerating particularly since the Second World War, and the concomitantly rapid social (including family and gender), economic, political, and technological changes. Intergenerational interlinkages lie at the heart of profound, but sometimes hidden, changes in our lives, and challenges to our policies. More of us live among more generations than ever before, and more of us experience the challenges of aging and relating to elders in our families and communities. As well, intergenerational interlinkages lie close to the heart of social solidarity and cohesion. What is actually known about intergenerational interlinkages from existing data and research is suprisingly less than might be anticipated given the level of public interest.
University of Toronto Press
Intergenerational interlinkages; Social solidarity; Aging