Special Collection 11

Intergenerational family ties in Europe: Multiple linkages between individuals, families and social contexts

Published 11 October 2012

This Special Collection was edited by Pearl A. Dykstra. The papers in this special collection were prepared in the context of MULTILINKS (http://www.multilinks-project.eu/), a programme of research funded through the Seventh Framwork of the European Commission. The full title of the programme is: “How demographic changes shape intergenerational solidarity, well-being, and social integration: A multilinks framework”. The objective of MULTILINKS has been to investigate how changing social contexts, from macro-societal to micro-interpersonal, affect social integration, well-being and intergenerational solidarity across different European nations. Debates on ageing societies predominantly focus on the circumstances of the old. The MULTILINKS approach built from three key premises. First, ageing affects all age groups: the young, the middle-aged, and the old. Second, there are critical interdependencies between family generations and between men and women. Third, one must recognize and distinguish analytical levels: the individual, dyad (parent-child, partners), family, region, historical generation, and country.

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11 October 2012 | research article

Generational interdependencies in families: The MULTILINKS research programme

Pearl A. Dykstra, Aafke Komter

Volume: 27 Article ID: 18
Pages: 487–506
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.18

12 July 2011 | research article

Intergenerational family constellations in contemporary Europe: Evidence from the Generations and Gender Survey

Allan Puur, Luule Sakkeus, Asta Põldma, Anne Herm

Volume: 25 Article ID: 4
Pages: 135–172
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.4

02 August 2011 | research article

Challenges in moving from macro to micro: Population and family structures in ageing societies

Katharina Herlofson, Gunhild Hagestad

Volume: 25 Article ID: 10
Pages: 337–370
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.10

05 August 2011 | research article

Towards an integrated approach for the analysis of gender equity in policies supporting paid work and care responsibilities

Chiara Saraceno, Wolfgang Keck

Volume: 25 Article ID: 11
Pages: 371–406
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.11

05 October 2012 | research article

The intermediate effect of geographic proximity on intergenerational support: A comparison of France and Bulgaria

Leen Heylen, Dimitri Mortelmans, Maarten Hermans, Kim Boudiny

Volume: 27 Article ID: 17
Pages: 455–486
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.17

13 July 2012 | research article

Regional family cultures and child care by grandparents in Europe

Maaike Jappens, Jan Van Bavel

Volume: 27 Article ID: 4
Pages: 85–120
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.4

10 July 2012 | research article

Grandparenting and mothers’ labour force participation: A comparative analysis using the Generations and Gender Survey

Arnstein Aassve, Bruno Arpino, Alice Goisis

Volume: 27 Article ID: 3
Pages: 53–84
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.3

02 August 2012 | research article

Living arrangements, intergenerational support types and older adult loneliness in Eastern and Western Europe

Jenny Gierveld, Pearl A. Dykstra, Niels Schenk

Volume: 27 Article ID: 7
Pages: 167–200
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.7

07 August 2012 | research article

Family ties and depression across the life course: An Overview

Nienke Moor, Aafke Komter

Volume: 27 Article ID: 8
Pages: 201–232
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.8

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