Intergenerational Relations

The term intergenerational relations refers to the relationships between people spanning different generations, between children and young adults, children and older adults, and young adults and older adults. It is used in connection with family structures and the intergenerational relations in families and in connection with intergenerational relations within communities. It is also used in connection with generational and demographic trends and shifts in broader society and how these affect the interactions between generations. The term is often collocated with words such as well-being, agency, justice, and equity. It is also used in conjunction with nouns such as power, patriarchy, conflict, control, responsibility, and reciprocity. This entry examines the construction of intergenerational relations, how these relations are at times inhibited, how young people can ...

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