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date: 19 October 2017

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With the increase in the numbers and life spans of older adults, intergenerational relations have become more common within families, communities, and social policy. Using these three perspectives, the challenges and opportunities of bridging generational relationships are presented. Implications for social work practice and policy are included.

Keywords: generational equity, intergenerational relationships, intergenerational solidarity

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