This article by Catherine Powell may be of interest to readers: Care for older people in multigenerational families: a life course analysis across four generations
The paper is published in Families, Relationships and Societies, Volume 7, Number 1, March 2018, pp. 103-121(19)
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.
The research is based on 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.
Implications: Supporting informal care networks through professional support can help multiple generations balance intergenerational relationships across the shifts between greater dependency and independence.
Publisher: Policy Press