4. The Role of the Family across the Lifespan

  1. Patricia Noller3 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas4
  1. Toni C. Antonucci1,
  2. Kristin M. Wong2 and
  3. Sarah Trinh2

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch4

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Antonucci, T. C., Wong, K. M. and Trinh, S. (2012) The Role of the Family across the Lifespan, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Social Research, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248, United States, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, 1012 East Hall, 530 Church Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1043, United States, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • families across the lifespan;
  • role of the family across the lifespan;
  • influence of lifespan development;
  • lifespan developmental theory;
  • life-course theory, influence of macro-level events;
  • changing family structures;
  • changes in marital practices, changes in the way families form;
  • co-residency, provision of emotional support;
  • multiple family roles, complex and changing family dynamics;
  • influence of religion, varying by culture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Lifespan and Life Course

  • Changing Family Structures

  • Roles Across the Lifespan

  • Policy and Societal Influences on the Family

  • Conclusions and Implications for Future Directions

  • References