ERIC Number: ED208267
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
"Thy Father & Thy Mother": A Second Look at Filial Responsibility and Family Policy.
This report represents an extensive revision of a 1960 study which evaluated the impact of public programs, particularly social security, on the relationships between adult children and their aging parents. The materials focus on filial responsibility, the responsibility for parents exercised by children, and are organized in three sections: an historical background; a state-of-the-art assessment of the nature and practice of current filial relations in the United States; and an evaluation of social security programs and issues. The social security issues are discussed in terms of the effects of: (1) retired-worker benefits; (2) programs designed for dependent parents; (3) supplemental security income payments; (4) institutional care for the aged and at-home community care services; and (5) underlying policy choices. A discussion of the undermining of the social contract and the need to provide comprehensive government policies concludes the report. (Author/NRB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adults, Aging (Individuals), Helping Relationship, Individual Needs, Legal Responsibility, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Public Policy, Social Services
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Security Administration (DHHS), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Statistics.