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Grandparenting practices around the world

Author: Virpi Timonen
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2019. ©2019
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This exciting collection presents an in-depth, up-to-date analysis of the unprecedented phenomenon of increasing numbers of grandparents worldwide, co-existing and interacting for longer periods of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virpi Timonen
ISBN: 9781447340645 1447340647
OCLC Number: 1085374031
Description: xv, 291 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: widening the lens on grandparenting / Virpi Timonen --
The demography of grandparenthood in 16 European countries and two North American countries / Rachel Margolis and Bruno Arpino --
Grandparental childcare: a reconceptualisation of family policy regimes / Debora Price [and 3 others] --
Grandparenting in developing South East Asia: comparative perspectives from Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam / John Knodel and Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan --
Second-parenthood realities, third-age ideals: (grand)parenthood in the context of poverty and HIV/AIDS / Jaco Hoffman --
Transnational grandparenting: the intersection of transnationalism and translocality / Yanqiu Rachel Zhou --
Transnational grandmother-grandchild relationships in the context of migration from Lithuania to Ireland / Dovile Vildaite --
The composition of grandparent childcare: gendered patterns in cross-national perspective / Lyn Craig, Myra Hamilton and Judith E. Brown --
Class-based grandfathering practices in Finland / Hanna Ojala and Ilkka Pietilä --
Grandfamilies in the United States: an intersectional analysis / Megan L. Dolbin-MacNab and April L. Few-Demo --
How grandparents influence the religiosity of their grandchildren: a mixed-methods study of three-generation families in the United States / Vern L. Bengtson and Merril Silverstein --
Can Chinese grandparents say no? a comparison of grandmothers in two Asian cities / Esther C.L. Goh and Sheng-li Wang --
"I am not that type of grandmother": (non)compliance with the grandmother archetype among contemporary Czech grandmothers / Lucie Vidovićová and Lucie Galčanová --
Conclusions: the grandparents' century?
Responsibility: edited by Virpi Timonen.


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