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Title: Grandparenting and intergenerational solidarity in Singapore
Authors: Sreeja, Narayanankutty
Dommaraju, Premchand
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Issue Date: 2023
Source: Sreeja, N. & Dommaraju, P. (2023). Grandparenting and intergenerational solidarity in Singapore. Journal of Population and Social Studies, 31, 271-285.
Journal: Journal of Population and Social Studies 
Abstract: Demographic, social, and structural changes are transforming intergenerational relationships and aging experiences in Asia. While multigenerational families have increased and the duration of grandparenting has lengthened, multigenerational households have declined. Grandparents are increasingly embedded in multigenerational support, care, and reciprocal relationships. The paper examines cognitive and affective dimensions of intergenerational solidarity and ambivalence through the lens of grandparenting using qualitative data from the city-state of Singapore. The findings show that grandparents cherish their relationships with their grandchildren. Grandparents phrased their relationships in terms of affection rather than obligation and duties. Also, not co-residing has not weakened the bonds between generations. Another finding is the strong norm among grandparents of not interfering in the lives of their children and grandchildren but being available for them
ISSN: 2465-4418
DOI: 10.25133/JPSSv312023.016
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Institute for Population and Social Research Mahidol University. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Fulltext Permission: open
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