ERIC Number: ED215270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Creating an Age Integrated Society: Implications for the Family. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Lopata, Helena Z.; And Others
This Technical Committee Report presents research on demographic trends, labor force participation, and public service programs which suggests a need to alter traditional assumptions about aging, family, and social supports required for an equitably integrated society. Demographic data on populations, families, and aging are provided, and demographic changes which have implications for age-integration of families are discussed, including changing social roles of mid-life Americans and changing social and economic roles of women. Historical data focus on filial piety, exploring intergenerational households, economic necessity and family conflict. Sociological data examine contemporary patterns of intergenerational solidarity. Discussion of family structure and household composition, associational and affectual solidarity between generations, exchanges of assistance and support between generations, norms and intergenerational transfers, and burdens and stresses are included. Perspectives on public policies which constrain or facilitate the family's functions are given, and committee recommendations designed to support the family and create an age-integrated society are enumerated. An executive summary of this report is also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.