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Older women, their children, and grandchildren: a feminist perspective on family relationships.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10568097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using gerontological and feminist frameworks, we explored the relationships older women have with their children and grandchildren. In-depth, qualitative interviews were conducted with 34 women, ranging in age from 55 to 88. From our analyses of the women's perceptions of their family relationships, two themes were prevalent: the centrality of children and the peripherality of grandchildren in their everyday lives. The women had varying degrees of involvement with their children and grandchildren, and these relationships contributed to their sense of self and family. Their relationships were not stagnant, but were continually reshaped as both the women and their family members proceeded through the life course.
K A Roberto; K R Allen; R Blieszner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of women & aging     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0895-2841     ISO Abbreviation:  J Women Aging     Publication Date:  1999  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-08     Completed Date:  1999-12-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8916635     Medline TA:  J Women Aging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Gerontology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged / psychology*
Aged, 80 and over
Child, Preschool
Intergenerational Relations*
Middle Aged
Mother-Child Relations*
Population Surveillance
Sampling Studies
Social Support

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