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Discuss whether Willetts is using the source effectively. - Has Willetts correctly understood and applied the source? - Does it support his case? - Has Willetts taken from the source fairly or selectively? Assigned chapter: 12 SUMMARISE WILLETTS ARGUMENT IN THIS CHAPTER Chosen source: Grandparenting in Britain; a baseline study, institute of community studies Dench and Ogg #2, #5, #8, #10 #2(Pg8); Accounts of old age usually begin with worrying figures for dependency ratios. We can reverse that and instead recognize the contribution that the third generation make to society though their networks of exchanges, captured beautifully by Michael Young and Peter Wilmott in their classic study of Family and Kinship in East London: And so it goes on – the daughter’s labours are in a hundred little ways shared with the older woman whose days of child-bearing (but not of childrearing) are over. When the time comes for the mother to need assistance, the daughter reciprocates… by returning the care she has herself received. These exchanges flourished in the strong working-class neighbourhood they studied, even though they did not live in the same house. (199) #5(Pg87); According to a separate survey of grandparents, of those with grandchildren under 13 between one quarter and one third report a fairly regular childcare role, about one quarter have no role at all and just under a half fall between these two positions. That may be one reason why now we say, ‘Darling, let’s have babies while our parents are young enough to look after them.’ (199) [among other evidence use to justify with saying/mindset of ‘Darling, let’s have babies while our parents are young enough to look after them.’ ] #8(Pg32); Grandparents are also of great significance in shaping cultural values. The early boomers are now rather unusual grandparents. As they were such young parents in the 1960s they are now unusually young grandparents. The proportion of grandparents in the population is higher: more than half of the British population are now grandparents by the age of 54. (199) #10(Pg37); As women live longer than men and as wives tend to be younger than husbands, the grandparent the grandchild is likeliest to get to know is the maternal grandmother. So maternal grandmothers are 35 per cent of living grandparents of 10- to 19-year-olds and over 50 per cent of the living grandparents of grown-up grandchildren. (200)
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