49. Should the trend toward the olders living apart from their children be viewed as a positive or negative development for family relations? ii. It should be viewed as a positive because it gives the children the chance to be their own system and it gives the parents a sense of individualism and life after children. 50. How do the lives of older women differ from the lives of older men? 51. How do the lives of older non-Hispanic whites differ from the lives of older African Americans and Hispanics? 52. In what ways are women the gamily caregivers and kin-keepers? ii. Women experience a greater connection with their children and feel the need to continue that closeness later in life, so that is why they can be considered the kin-keepers. 53. Under what kinds of circumstances would intergenerational ambivalence be highin a family? ii. Ambivalence will be high within family values and the way the family functions in society because everyone has their own spot in the family and families today function differently than the families in earlier times.
54. What is the evidence that intergenerational relations, as some suggest, are becoming a more important part of American family life? ii. Intergenerational relations re important because they shape the way a family proceeds to come together and act, they shape the way that a family interacts and how they choose to connect to one another or help one another. 55. How do childbearing outside of marriage, divorce, and remarriage affect the likelihood that men will receive the support they need later in life? 56. What are the reasons why, in Bengtson’s opinion, multigenerational ties are becoming more important to many Americans than nuclear family ties? ii. According to Bengston the bond between certain family members is what keeps families going, for example a mother-daughter bond.
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