The aging population has brought the issue of solidarity among generations into the fore, raising the question of the responsibility of caring for individuals in need. This is a key issue for family farming, which is dependent on succession and intergenerational relationships. The article discusses how intergenerational relationships are perceived by the beneficiaries of the schemes of early retirement and young farmers in Slovenia. The analysis of data from a survey indicates that there are similarities in the respondents’ views, especially on gender roles in intergenerational solidarity.
The article discusses some results of studying fertility behaviour of farmers, a group of people with the highest level of fertility in Slovenia. Results show that there is a strong likelihood that a decision for higher number of children stems from farmers' specific way of life than from assumingly prevailing family norms and related values in farm population.