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By Sarah Harper

This quantity brings jointly lecturers from the united kingdom, Europe, and the united states, and from a huge spectrum of disciplinary backgrounds, to think about the consequences of the demographic getting older of Western societies for intergenerational relationships and the relations.

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It does seem, however, that mother– child relations for older divorced women remain quite similar to those of women who do not divorce. In fact, there may be some intensification of mother–child relationships among divorced women. , 1998a; Cherlin, 1981), and there is evidence that maternal attachment by children increases after divorce, and that women intensify their kin relationships generally after divorce (Hagestad, 1986). Most of these surveys, however, also report that interaction between fathers and their children tends to decline significantly following divorce (Furstenburg, 1987).

While the personal implications of the two processes—death and divorce—clearly differ in experience, their structural effects remain similar,5 leading to reconstituted families, and the loss of some of the former extended ties and relationships. Yet while both death and divorce have their impact on the wider family structure, and may lead to varied constituted family forms, there are significant gender differences in the experience of the two. US research looking at the differing impacts of divorce and widowhood on family and intergenerational relationships has suggested that while there is not much difference for women, there is considerable difference for men.

6. 0 Source: International Social Survey Program (ISSP) covering the US, Australia, Austria, West Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, and Italy; adapted from Farkas and Hogan, 1995. 20 S. Harper Grundy (1999a) who found that only 19 per cent of middle-aged UK women (aged 55–63) had both a surviving child and parent, compared to the US’s 35 per cent. Such cross-sectional data has its limitations in that it cannot comment on the process of change within these families. However, such findings put the verticalization debate in perspective.

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