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New Resource Examines Impact of Aging on Families

Students and Faculty interested in Gerontology will be interested in a new addition to the Dewey collection:Family Ties & Aging, 2nd edition/ Ingrid Arnet Connidis [Dewey HQ1064 C38 C66 2010].

For perhaps the first time ever in our society, we are dealing with multiple generations coexisting at the same time. Furthermore, these generations are so diverse in their lifestyles and views that middle-aged and older adults are discovering new challenges with their families as they age. This title seeks to discuss these important issues and more.

Ingrid Arnet Connidis , Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University or Western Ontario, Canada explores groups and relationships of aging adults, focusing on populations that have received less attention such as single, unmarried older adults or divorced adults. She also compares these populations to their younger counterparts and how relationships exist within multi-generational families. The second edition is updated to include issues of gay and lesbian partnerships and how they play a role in the aging population’s traditional or alternative family lifestyles.

Connidis has published many papers in peer-reviewed publications in social welfare on family ties and aging. She has particularly focused on��? work-family balance, sibling ties, family ties, ties across generations, the family ties of gay and lesbian adults, and step relationships��?. Her research on up-to-date issues is presented in the second edition of this text, giving any student a contemporary view on multi-generational and aging family issues.

This book is in the New Books area of the library, if you need help finding it, ask at the Reference Desk!

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