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Grandchildhood in Germany and Italy: An exploration

Childhood: Changing Contexts

ISBN: 978-0-7623-1419-5, eISBN: 978-1-84950-533-8

ISSN: 0195-6310

Publication date: 14 April 2008

Abstract

The twentieth century witnessed dramatic changes both in the population and in the family/kinship age-structure, which affected the prevalence, length, and form of relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. Although most European countries share similar trends, there are considerable national peculiarities which have an impact on the experience of grandchildhood.

Citation

Keck, W. and Saraceno, C. (2008), "Grandchildhood in Germany and Italy: An exploration", Leira, A. and Saraceno, C. (Ed.) Childhood: Changing Contexts (Comparative Social Research, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 133-163. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0195-6310(07)00005-1

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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