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ERIC Number: EJ899726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 124
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Aging and Family Life: A Decade Review
Silverstein, Merril; Giarrusso, Roseann
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n5 p1039-1058 Oct 2010
In this review, we summarize and critically evaluate the major empirical, conceptual, and theoretical directions that studies of aging families have taken during the first decade of the 21st century. The field has benefited from an expanded perspective based on four overarching themes: (a) complexity in emotional relations, (b) diversity in family structures and households, (c) interdependence of family roles and functions, and (d) patterns and outcomes of caregiving. Although research on aging families has advanced theory and applied innovative statistical techniques, the literature has fallen short in fully representing diverse populations and in applying the broadest set of methodological tools available. We discuss these and other frontier areas of scholarship in light of the aging of baby boomers and their families.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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