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Title The Changing contract across generations / Vern L. Bengtson and W. Andrew Achenbaum, editors.

Imprint New York : A. de Gruyter, ©1993.


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.2 C456C    Check Shelf
Description xviii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Social institutions and social change
Social institutions and social change.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-297) and index.
Contents Is the "contract across generations" changing? : effects of population aging on obligations and expectations across age groups / Vern L. Bengtson -- Generational relations in historical context / W. Andrew Achenbaum -- An historical perspective on support for schooling by different age cohorts / Maris A. Vinovskis -- Economic status of the young and old in the working-age population, 1964-1987 / Richard A. Easterlin, Diane J. Macunovich, and Eileen M. Crimmins -- Of deeds and contracts : filial piety perceived in contemporary Shanghai / Judith Treas and Wei Wang -- When the contract fails : care for the elderly in nonindustrial cultures / Nancy Foner -- Conflict over intergenerational equity : rhetoric and reality in a comparative context / Victor W. Marshall, Fay Lomax Cook, and Joanne Gard Marshall -- Intergenerational relations and welfare restructuring : the social construction of an intergenerational problem / Alan Walker -- Connections : kin and cohort / Matilda White Riley and John W. Riley, Jr. -- Intergenerational relations : gender, norms, and behavior / Alice S. Rossi -- A lifetime of privilege? : aging and generations at century's end / David W. Thomson -- Interest group politics : generational changes in the politics of aging / Fernando M. Torres-Gil -- Setting the agenda for research on cohorts and generations : theoretical, political, and policy implications / Jill Quadagno, W. Andrew Achenbaum, and Vern L. Bengtson.
Summary "Generational conflict has attracted considerable attention in the media and within academic circles during the past decade. At the center of this collection of papers analyzing various facets of that conflict lie complex issues of generational equity - issues that will remain important for the framing of public policy during the 1990s. What do the young and the middle-aged owe the elderly? In discharging that debt, to what extent are they able to provide for their own old age in a climate of changing notions of welfare? What light do the longer perspectives of history shed on these issues? What role do kinship, gender, and economic status play?" "The papers commissioned by Bengtson and Achenbaum are intended to give greater analytic rigor to current debates. The volume is interdisciplinary not only by theoretical intent but by the practical imperatives of gerontology. More than a dozen sociologists, economists, historians, demographers, and policy analysts discuss the meanings and ambiguities that are inherent in terms such as "generation," "equity," "compact," "contract," and "conflict, "in order to assess how relations between the age groups seem to vary from one sociohistorical context to the next." "This distinguished group of contributors raises comparative issues throughout, assessing variations in generational ties by gender, race, class, and geographic location. Several project the extent to which recent changes in the political economy, public philosophy, and demographic structure of most "modern" societies presage greater conflicts, or greater consensus, in family members' relationships and social ties."--Jacket.
Subject Youth -- Attitudes -- Cross-cultural studies.
Older people -- Attitudes -- Cross-cultural studies.
Conflict of generations -- Cross-cultural studies.
Jeunesse -- Attitudes -- Études transculturelles.
Personnes âgées -- Attitudes -- Études transculturelles.
Conflit de générations -- Études transculturelles.
Conflict of generations. (OCoLC)fst00874815
Older people -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01751878
Youth -- Attitudes. (OCoLC)fst01183358
Einstellung (DE-588)4013943-8
Generationenvertrag (DE-588)4113704-8
Generationskonflikt (DE-588)4071703-3
Kulturvergleich (DE-588)4114328-0
Sozialer Wandel (DE-588)4077587-2
Aufsatzsammlung (DE-588)4143413-4
Ancianos -- Actitudes -- Estudios culturales comparados.
Conflicto entre generaciones -- Estudios culturales comparados.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Indexed Term Conflict of generations Cross-cultural studies
Older people Cross-cultural studies Attitudes
Youth Cross-cultural studies Attitudes
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Cross-cultural studies. (OCoLC)fst01423769
Added Author Bengtson, Vern L.
Achenbaum, W. Andrew.
ISBN 0202304590 (acid-free paper)
9780202304595 (acid-free paper)
0202304604 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
9780202304601 (pbk. ; acid-free paper)
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