Being a Good Grandparent: Roles and Expectations in Intergenerational Relationships in Japan and Singapore

  title={Being a Good Grandparent: Roles and Expectations in Intergenerational Relationships in Japan and Singapore},
  author={Leng Leng Thang and Kalyani Mehta and Tsuneo Usui and Mari Tsuruwaka},
  journal={Marriage \& Family Review},
  pages={548 - 570}
In Asia, families are shrinking as a result of low fertility and a decline in three-generational households. On top of that, the emerging cohort of “new” grandparents who demand freedom and their own space will have an impact on the re-structuring, functions, and expectations in intergenerational relationships. Drawn from qualitative interviews with three generations conducted in Japan and Singapore, the authors explore the diverse roles of Asian grandparents in the family and show the co… 
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