This theme will address the intergenerational transmission of values and beliefs and the intergenerational transfer of different forms of social, cultural and economic capital and how these relate to civil society. In so doing, it will explore variations in social participation and perceptions within and between generations.
Work Package 4.1: This project will undertake a programme of quantitative data analysis, using the prism of ageing, to address the effects of and responses to nascent globalization for civil society and social participation at national and local levels.
Work Package 4.2: This project will utilise a mixed methods approach, combining analysis of existing secondary data with a series of qualitative interviews, surveys and scrapbooks to explore the distribution and determinants of the intergenerational transmission of language, religion and community cohesion in Wales.
Work Package 4.3: This project will utilise a mixed methods approach, combining a strategic review of existing survey data with ethnographic observation and interviews to make a timely and original contribution to understanding the benefits of ‘serious leisure’ in retirement for the individual and for the wider communities of which they are part.
Work Package 4.4: This work package will explore the importance of ageing and intergenerational relations for social participation and civil society.
Work Package 4.5: This project will utilise two key large-scale secondary data sets in order to undertake detailed analysis of what impact grandparents can have on their grandchildren’s cognitive, social and emotional development.