A general attitude of gratitude towards life seems to be a crucial factor for a positive ageing of older adults. Analysing the relationships and support among generations and understanding which factors favour or hinder them, is fundamental in order to conceive more age-friendly societies. The paper aims at discussing issues related to social networks among grandparents, intergenerational exchanges and support, based on a secondary analysis of research results obtained from the Italian survey Non mi ritiro. The focus is on reciprocal exchanges among grandparents and their grandchildren. The presence of exchanges oriented to both a light sociability and intergenerational transmission of values and support is crucial for the grandparents to consider themselves active and satisfied for their condition.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Exchange between generations in the family, between gift and gratitude|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Scambi intergenerazionali