By Karen Ann Conner
fresh adjustments within the American kin threaten the intergenerational family members agreement. altering definitions of relations, expanding divorce and remarriage charges, the institution of combined households, and dramatic adjustments within the age constitution and intergenerational composition of the kinfolk impact the power of this significant social unit to proceed to supply care to its members.
swap within the American relatives method increases a few tough own and social questions. what's the legal responsibility of grownup little ones to aged frail mom and dad? Are we anticipated to supply care ourselves or is supervising care supplied through others a suitable substitute? Do a similar principles observe in terms of step mom and dad? what's a childs legal responsibility to an extended absent father? Can americans proceed to juggle accountability for his or her kids with the calls for of careers and the wishes of getting older mom and dad? How for much longer do we do it? And what's going to society do if we choose to stop?
those questions must be addressed as we reexamine our households caregiving function. 'Continuing to Care?' brings those questions into the general public discussion board for attention and debate.
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Continuing to Care: Older Americans and Their Families in the 21st Century (Issues in Aging) by Karen Ann Conner