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TJFMPC. 2016; 10(4): 222-232


Youth Perspectives on Intergenerational Solidarity in Families

Serhat Öztürk, Oya Hazer.

Abstract
Objectives: This study aims to determine intergenerational solidarity in families, and examine the scores and relations of the dimensions of intergenerational solidarity (Normative solidarity, Affectual solidarity, Associational solidarity, Consensual solidarity, Functional solidarity, Structural solidarity). Method: A sample of 1006 young people age between 15-29 from the socio-economic levels participated in the study, and their intergenerational solidarity were determined by the theory Bengtson’s Intergenerational solidarity. Results: It was found that there is a statistically significant relationships between normative solidarity and consensual solidarity, age, functional solidarity, education level of parents/grandparents, number of siblings and gender. Conclusion: Intergenerational solidarity was found over middle levels. Accordingly, intergenerational solidarity in families has to be maintained and strengthened by all the units like government and non-governmantal organizations with projects and programmes.

Key words: Intergenerational Solidarity, Family Support, Care



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