Chapter 14 - Chapter 14 Marriages and Families in Later...

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Chapter 14: Marriages and Families in Later Life Later life families The elderly Retirement Grand parenting Widowhood Info about exam 3 and final reminders o Tuesday Dec 11: 11-1215 Course Evaluation 1. Later life families a. Later life families-beyond child-rearing years i. Multigenerational ii. Long family history iii. New life events b. Sandwich generation- middle aged men and women who feel caught between responsibilities to children and to aging parents c. Empty nest- children grown and gone from home i. Empty nest syndrome- depression associated with empty nest d. Boomerang generation- young adults who return to live in parent’s home i. Economy, personal finance ii. Parental satisfaction? 1. Negative- a. can be stressful b. Lack of privacy 2. Positive
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a. Can improve family relationships 3. Impact a. If other children still at home, than satisfaction will be higher b. Boomeranger employed c. No grand children 2. The Elderly a. Defining old i. Categories
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HDFS 1300 taught by Professor Wolters during the Fall '08 term at University of Houston.

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Chapter 14 - Chapter 14 Marriages and Families in Later...

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