Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - KNOW • 3 things that made grandparent hood a distinct stage of life • Who is more likely to be poor between the elderly • Who

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Contemporary Trends: Four living grandparents is a new phenomena People live longer today Will society be able to adequately meet the needs of the elderly? Elderly are not only recipients of assistance, but are also providers of assistance Modernization of Old Age: We tend to “old-fashion” our grandparents We think of them in old fashion ways, ex: farm living, no running water Mortality decline Active life expectancy Two consequences: 1. Women and men expect to live longer 2. Women tend to outlive men Growth in the older population Fertility decline Fertility- number of births in a population Done raising children before grandchildren are born Fewer family roles as grandparents Rising standard of living Overall have more money today than in the past Variation among elderly population The older elderly are more likely to be poor than the younger elderly Elderly women are more likely to be poor than elderly men Medicaid and medicare The future? CHAPTER 10 STUDY GUIDE:
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Unformatted text preview: KNOW: • 3 things that made grandparent hood a distinct stage of life • Who is more likely to be poor between the elderly • Who are elderly men and women more likely to live with • The type of relationships that grandparents prefer to have with their grandchildren • How the mutual assistance works • Grandchildren living with their grandparents and the trends (more common today than in the past, therefore it has increased) • Multigenerational (2) and skipped generation (3) households and the circumstances that can lead to each • Who is most likely to care for the elderly and the hierarchy of caregivers • Intergenerational solidarity- what is it and the 3 characteristics • Intergenerational ambivalence and who is more likely to be ambivalent and towards whom (women are more likely than men to be ambivalent towards their parents) • Family national guard and why intergenerational family are more important today...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course SOCL 2505 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '06 term at LSU.

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Chapter 10 - KNOW • 3 things that made grandparent hood a distinct stage of life • Who is more likely to be poor between the elderly • Who

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