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Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud

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OSUNA, María Florencia. Policies implemented by the last Argentine dictatorship to bridge the "generation gap. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2017, vol.15, n.2, pp.1097-1110. ISSN 1692-715X.

This article uses a historiographical perspective to examine the set of discourses and policies issued by the Argentine Ministry of Welfare for children, young people and the elderly during the last military dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983). Beginning in the 1960s, various military, civil and religious sectors started demonstrating a concern about the "generation gap" between younger and older generations. This generational distance was a result of the political and cultural changes that occurred as part of the modernization process during the 1960s. From 1976 to 1983, under an authoritarian, repressive dictatorship, the government produced discourses and policies based on traditional Catholic ideology that sought to improve the relationships between the different generations and to clearly establish the role of each family member.

Keywords : generation gap; dictatorship; Argentina; social policy; childhood; youth; old age.

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