Intergenerational Relationships and Solidarity: A Myth or Social Reality? Cover Image

Међугенерацијска повезаност и солидарност као мит или друштвена стварност?
Intergenerational Relationships and Solidarity: A Myth or Social Reality?

Author(s): Milica Solarević, Daniela Arsenović, Bojan Đerčan, Branislav Đurđev
Subject(s): Family and social welfare, Gerontology, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Матица српска
Keywords: intergenerational relationship; solidarity; old people; Novi Sad; pupils; students

Summary/Abstract: From the individual state and through the family, aging became a collective and social “problem”, often interpreted only statistically and economically. Main goals and tasks of this paper are contained in issues expressed through these questions: how much the society is socially responsible and solidary, how deep the intergenerational gap is, and how strong the relationships between the elderly and the young are. The existence of traditional and human values, the exchange of feelings, the transfer of knowledge, skills and experiences between the oldest and the youngest generation were analyzed through the attitudes of pupils of selected elementary school classes and students in Novi Sad. The analysis includes frequency, extent, activity and time spent between respondents and the oldest family and household members. The research results will serve as the basis for a realistic assessment of the situation in society, referring to family relationships that have undergone changes in the last few decades. It will also direct policy makers to the importance and potential of old people in the field of preserving community, culture, heritage; emphasizing the importance of the feeling of physical and psychological use fulness and functionality for old people.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 167
  • Page Range: 547-559
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Serbian