This book explores generation as both a reference to family or kinship structures, and a reference to cohorts or age sets. The principal objective is branching out this two-part concept through studies of tensions and solidarity within and between generations of advanced and robust welfare states.

Answering key questions using multiple disciplinary approaches, the book considers how generations challenge advanced and robust welfare states; how new and young generations are affected by living in an advanced welfare state with older generations; how tensions or solidarity are understood when facing challenges; and what the key characteristics are of certain generation types. It contributes to the development of a more comprehensive generation approach within social sciences by developing the concept of generation by exploring different challenges to the welfare state such as migration, digitalization, environmental damages, demands for sustainability, and marginalization. Highlighting the escalating tensions and altered versions of solidarity between generations, this book shows how a comprehensive concept of a generation can create new insights into how we collectively coordinate and resolve challenges through the welfare state.

It will be of interest to all scholars and students of social policy, sociology, political science, and social anthropology.

chapter 1|16 pages

Generational tensions and solidarity within advanced welfare states

ByAsgeir Falch-Eriksen, Marianne Takle, Britt Slagsvold
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part 1|60 pages

The politics of generations

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chapter 3|21 pages

The age profile of European welfare states

A source of intergenerational conflict?
ByAnn-Helén Bay, Axel West Pedersen
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chapter 4|18 pages

Solidarity with future generations

Protection clauses in constitutions
ByMarianne Takle
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part 2|54 pages

Generations within families

chapter 5|17 pages

Thinking through generation

On parenting and belonging among adult children of immigrants in Norway
ByMonica Five Aarset, Ingrid Smette, Monika Grønli Rosten
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chapter 6|15 pages

The welfare state and family

Intergenerational tensions and solidarity within the housing sector
ByHans Christian Sandlie, Lars Gulbrandsen
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chapter 7|20 pages

Will more education work?

Economic marginalization and educational inequalities across birth cohorts 1955–1980
ByJon Ivar Elstad
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part 3|86 pages

Historical and ascriptive generations

chapter 8|20 pages

The digital generation

Representations of a generational digital divide
ByIdunn Seland, Christer Hyggen
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chapter 9|20 pages

The Baby-boomer generation

Another breed of elderly people?
ByBritt Slagsvold, Thomas Hansen
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chapter 10|12 pages

Social generations in popular culture

ByIda Tolgensbakk
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chapter 11|18 pages

Solidarity and tension across generations in welfare democracies

ByAsgeir Falch-Eriksen
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chapter 12|14 pages

Generational analysis of the advanced welfare state

ByAsgeir Falch-Eriksen, Marianne Takle
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