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The Accordion Family

Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, And The Private Toll Of Global Competition

By Katherine S. Newman, 1953-

Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Katherine Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend. With over 300 interviews conducted in six countries, Newman concludes that nations with weak welfare states have the highest frequency of accordion families. She thoughtfully considers the positive and negative implications of these new relationships and suggests that as globalization reshapes the economic landscape it also continues to redefine our private lives.

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2012

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0807007439


Format: Book
Author: Newman, Katherine S., 1953-
Summary: Explores the rising number of adult children who are living with their parents and the cultural and political response to this trend in a variety of countries.
Title: The accordion family : boomerang kids, anxious parents, and the private toll of global competition / Katherine S. Newman.
Publisher Date: Boston : Beacon Press, 2012.
Subject: Competition, International Parent and adult child Adult children -- Family relations.
Isbn: 0807007439 9780807007433
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Format: Book
Author: Newman, Katherine S., 1953-
Summary: Explores the rising number of adult children who are living with their parents and the cultural and political response to this trend in a variety of countries.
Title: The accordion family : boomerang kids, anxious parents, and the private toll of global competition / Katherine S. Newman.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Beacon Press, 2012.
Description: xxiii, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Competition, International
Subjects: Parent and adult child
Subjects: Adult children -- Family relations.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The slippery state of adulthood -- Why are accordion families spreading? -- In-house adulthood -- I'm ok, you are not -- When the nest doesn't empty -- Trouble in paradise -- The birth dearth and the "immigrant menace".
LCCN: 2011027846
ISBN: 0807007439
ISBN: 9780807007433
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 306.87408 New