The other generation gap: The middle-aged and their aging parents

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Abstract

Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1978, Vol 23(12), 1017. Reviews the book, The other generation gap: The middle-aged and their aging parents by Stephen Z. Cohen and Bruce Michael Gans (see record 1979-33497-000). A social worker and a writer join forces to provide aid and comfort to “a beleagured, overlooked group”–today's middle-aged who, having suffered the first generation gap as parents of adolescents in the late 1960s and early 1970s, now face a new generation gap as adult children of the population explosion of parents who live into their 70s and 80s. The contents are only sketchily based on the gerontological literature and seem primarily designed to reduce the guilt of those who feel they should do something for or with elderly parents. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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