The complexity and diversity of families and aging has generated the necessity for research, policy, and program agendas that address emerging issues and needs for elderly Americans and their families. This volume is an effort towards that end - an effort towards fostering a different perspective at families and aging.

chapter 1|5 pages

Introduction: Families and the Aged: Issues of Complexity and Diversity

Edited ByLinda Burton

chapter 3|9 pages

Social Demography of Contemporary Families and Aging

ByChristine L. Himes

chapter 4|9 pages

Divorced and Reconstituted Families: Effects on the Older Generation*

ByColleen L. Johnson

chapter 5|6 pages

Dating and Courtship in the Later Years: A Neglected Topic of Research

ByLori J. McElhaney

chapter 6|8 pages

Elders in Southeast Asian Refugee Families

ByBarbara W. K. Yee

chapter 7|9 pages

Extended Kin Networks in Black Families

ByPeggye Dilworth-Anderson

chapter 9|4 pages

The Families of Older Gay Men and Lesbians

ByDouglas C. Kimmel

chapter 10|11 pages

The Oldest-Old in Families: An Intergenerational Perspective

ByLillian E. Troll, Vern L. Bengtson

chapter 12|8 pages

Challenges and Rewards: African American Grandparents as Surrogate Parents*

ByLinda Burton, Cynthia deVries

chapter 13|11 pages

Sibling Relationships Among Older Adults

ByMartha Sebastian Moyer

chapter 14|7 pages

‘Creating’ Families: Older People Alone

ByBonnie Genevay

chapter 15|5 pages

Family Caregiving Programs: A Look at the Premises on Which They Are Based

ByGreta Berry Winbush

chapter 16|10 pages

Families and Caregiving in an Aging Society*

ByMarjorie H. Cantor

chapter 17|4 pages

On Lok: The Family Continuum

ByDoreen Der-McLeod, Jennie Chin Hansen

chapter 18|9 pages

Resources: Families and Aging

ByUte J. Bayen