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Harmonised Households: Les Ménages A Ménager ‘Mapping Intergenerational Care: Proximity, Propinquity and Resources in the ‘tacit’ intergenerational contract’ Dr Alex Fanghanel, Prof Sara Randall University College London Dr Ernestina Coast, London School of Economics.

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Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

Harmonised Households: Les Ménages A Ménager

‘Mapping Intergenerational Care: Proximity, Propinquity and Resources in the ‘tacit’ intergenerational contract’

Dr Alex Fanghanel,

Prof Sara Randall

University College London

Dr Ernestina Coast,

London School of Economics


Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

‘…in Western societies there is a hegemonic geography of care and responsibility which takes the form of a nested set of Russian dolls. First there is ‘home’, then perhaps place, or locality, then nation, and so on…’ (Massey, 2004: 8-9)


Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

  • How are older people implicated in intergenerational care arrangements?

  • How is this affected by proximity, propinquity and access to financial resources?

  • What do these exchanges of care mean for the ‘tacit’ intergenerational contract?

  • Where propinquity = affective, emotional closeness

  • And proximity = geographic closeness


Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

Taken for granted/Unexceptional care

Normative

Difficulties identifying intergenerational contract

Inter-familial care within a household

Universalistic


How we did it

How we did it…

32 qualitative interviews

4 sites

Household interview grid used to record responses

Analysis of types, directions and qualities of intergenerational exchanges, both in and out of the household

3 case studies


Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

Wealth

Child care

Affective help

Direct/Indirect

Every-day care

Practical care

Tangible/Intangible

Co-Habitation

Facility

Financial/Material Support

Distance


Harmonised households les m nages a m nager

www.householdsurvey.info


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