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Multigenerational Households

  • By: Barbara H. Settles & Tracey Vause Earland
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The relationship of families to housing and of housing to family dynamics has interested many social scientists. The concept of multigenerational households has been used in at least two different ways. One is three or more generations in one housing unit ...

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