Conclusion: Change and Continuity of Grandparenting in Contemporary Asia

  • Leng Leng Thang
  • Kalyani K. MehtaEmail author
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 47)


Grandparenthood is experienced with the participation of other generations. As illustrated in the conceptual model outlined in Chap. 1, the interactions and relationships are dynamic, and vary amongst the generations as each generation goes through their life course. Discussions in the chapters have illustrated that they are further mediated by a host of diverse factors, including living arrangements, gender, ethnicity, health, education, social-economic status, maternal or paternal relations, work commitments, sociocultural expectations of each generation on the other and the self, and so on.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Japanese StudiesNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Gerontology Programme, School of Human Development and Social ServicesUniversity of SIMSingaporeSingapore

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