In the paper the authors use multiple classification method to analyse influence of relational and structural factors on intergenerational solidarity (measuread as exchanged support between parents and adult children). The exchanged support is a dependant variable, while independant variables are demographic characteristics (age and gender), relational characteristics (frequency of contact, importance of person, presence of negative feelings) and structural factors (geographic distance). Main findigs are: women receive and give more support than men, support decreses with increasing age of child and increases with increasing age of adult; frequency of contact has positive effect on number of exchanges support, while presence of negative feelings (either very frequent or total absence of negative feelings) has a negative influence on exchange of support.
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Care for older people is often represented as activity for older people who need care on account of old age, but in fact it is the reflection of intergenerational cooperation and connection. The broad network of care for older people depends on intergenerational cooperation, since most assistance to the older generation is provided by the middle generation employed in the care sector, with the younger generation being included through various forms of volunteer work. Within social work, the opportunities and possibilities for intergenerational linking are perceived on various levels: first, on the micro level, implying intergenerational solidarity on the level of family and social networks; second, on the meso level of a community, and third, on the macro level of society as a whole. Social work operates on all these levels, exploiting its particular knowledge about intergenerational collaboration. It is possible to argue that social workers most frequently realize their mission through the services within the field of social protection, where they co-create solutions with individuals, families and social groups, within a community and in relation to the state. Social workers advocate an active role for older people in the process of help, demonstrating in this way older people’s social role and importance. Older people are not simply passive users of help, but they create and shape quality life during the last stages of human existence. Social workers’ approach therefore helps to break down prejudice against older people and eliminate the idea that they are parasites on social welfare, while drawing attention to the possible new forms of coexistence of various age groups. The growing awareness of the increase in the number of older people has made solidarity and coexistence in modern societies increasingly topical issues. It is important to develop various forms of solidarity and through this help our civilization to survive.
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Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Department of Educational Sciences has organized the international conference with a title 'Intergenerational solidarity and education of older adults in community' (in cooperation with ESREA and Cmepius), which was attended by 80 foreign (16 countries from all over the worlds) and domestic professionals. The Conference topics were: education of older adults in community; voluntary work of older adults in community; social networks, social support and social care in the community; community organizations and the strengthening of intergenerational solidarity; education for strengthening intergenerational solidarity. The results of the conference work were published by Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana in conference proceedings (peer reviewed with a title ‘Intergenerational solidarity and older adults education in community'.
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