Care for Older People in Multigenerational Families: a Life Course Analysis across Four Generations.
|dc.identifier.citation||Powell C (2015) Care for Older People in Multigenerational Families: a Life Course Analysis across Four Generations. Families, Relationships and Societies. Published online Dec 21, 2015. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1332/204674315X14501049198493||en_US|
|dc.description.abstract||As the population ages, a key question is to how support older people who are in need of some form of care. This article highlights how older people may be embedded in multigenerational familial care networks. It explores the ways in which care and support for great-grandparents are worked out in multigenerational families, as well as between informal and formal sources of support. Methods involve qualitative life history interviews with five four-generation families. Findings suggest that care is worked out through a balance of care, need and support across generations. Depending on available resources, this produces a variety of support outcomes including: home based family care with and without supplemented professional help, sheltered accommodation with family care, institutional care as well as fluctuations between different support patterns. Supporting informal care networks through professional support can help multiple generations balance intergenerational relationships across the shifts between greater dependency and independence.||en_US|
|dc.description.sponsorship||PhD Scholarship attached to the ESRC funded Timescapes study within the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds||en_US|
|dc.rights||© 2015 Policy Press. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Families, Relationships and Societies. The definitive publisher-authenticated version will be available at http://www.policypress.co.uk/journals_frs.asp?||en_US|
|dc.subject||Ageing; Older People; Care; Intergenerational relationships; Life Course Analysis; Great-grandparents; Four-generation Families; Multigenerational||en_US|
|dc.title||Care for Older People in Multigenerational Families: a Life Course Analysis across Four Generations.||en_US|