Intergenerational affinities: symmetrical life experiences of the young adults and the aging in Canadian society.

@article{Chellam1980IntergenerationalAS,
  title={Intergenerational affinities: symmetrical life experiences of the young adults and the aging in Canadian society.},
  author={G Chellam},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  year={1980},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={79-92}
}
  • G Chellam
  • Published 1980 in
    International journal of aging & human…
The essential aim of this paper is to explicate the theoretical proposition that, in our society, the adolescent-young adults (fifteen to twenty-four years old) and the retired-aging "young-olds" (sixty-five to seventy-four years old) bear a symmetrical relationship to each other in terms of both their psycho-social propensities and "social location." To this end, the concept of symmetry is analysed and its elements interpreted in the context of life experiences. Perspectives used here to… CONTINUE READING