Parenthood models and parents potential:
intergenerational analysis

Bezrukova O.N.

Cand. Sci. (Sociol.), Acting Head of the Department of youth sociology and youth policy, Saint Petersburg State University. Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Bezrukova O.N. Parenthood models and parents potential: intergenerational analysis. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 9. P. 85-97


Inter- and intra-generational value differences are analyzed regarding parents and adolescents orienting at various parenthood models. A concept of parental potential is offered along with its structure and characteristics. Four models of parenthood are highlighted – traditional, solidaristic, delegating, and indefinite ones.

parenthood; parents’ potential; parental models; inter- and intra-generational value differences; family and parenthood transformation
Content No 9, 2014