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Author West, Anne, 1956-, author.

Title 'Helicopter parenting' and 'boomerang children' : how parents support and relate to their student and co-resident graduate children / Anne West and Jane Lewis.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 236
Contents chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Parents and students: financial support and student independence -- chapter 2 Students and parents: communication, emotional and practical support, and independence -- chapter 3 Co-resident graduates and parents: relationships, jobs and future expectations -- chapter 4 Parents and co-resident graduates: financial arrangements, responsibility and independence.
Summary Drawing an unfavourable contrast between the position of students and graduates with that of their baby boomer parents has become a staple for media comment. Indeed, student indebtedness and difficulties in finding graduate jobs and housing typically contrasts markedly with their parents' experiences.Broadening the investigation, 'Helicopter Parenting' and 'Boomerang Children' depicts how students and graduates are now likely to be close to their parents, receive considerable financial and emotional support from them and upon graduation, return home. Using qualitative data from two interview studies of middle class families, this title explores the impact of these changes on young people's transition to independence and adulthood and on intergenerational and intragenerational equality.This enlightening monograph will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Social Policy, Family Sociology and Education.
Other author Lewis, Jane (Jane E.), author.
Subject Parent and adult child -- Great Britain.
Young adults -- Great Britain -- Social conditions.
College students -- Great Britain -- Economic conditions.
Education, Higher -- Parent participation -- Great Britain.
ISBN 9781134799077 (e-book: PDF) (e-book : PDF)
9781134799213 (e-book: Mobi)
9781138681545 (hardback)
Standard Number 10.4324/9781315563169