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Intergenerational transfers and living arrangements of older people in rural China: consequences for psychological well-being.
Traditional family arrangements are beneficial in rural Chinese society as they represent the fulfillment of a cultural ideal and implications in the context of the corporate Chinese family are discussed.
Intergenerational Solidarity and the Structure of Adult Child‐Parent Relationships in American Families
The authors investigate the structure of intergenerational cohesion by examining social‐psychological, structural, and transactional aspects of adult child‐parent relations. The authors use latent…
Mental, Physical and Social Components in Leisure Activities Equally Contribute to Decrease Dementia Risk
- A. Karp, S. Paillard-Borg, Hui-Xin Wang, M. Silverstein, B. Winblad, L. Fratiglioni
- Medicine, PsychologyDementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
- 1 January 2006
It is suggested that a broad spectrum of activities containing more than one of the components seems to be more beneficial than to be engaged in only one type of activity.
Intergenerational Social Support and the Psychological Well-Being of Older Parents in China
This study explores the relationship between intergenerational social support and the psychological well-being of older Chinese parents. Effects of structural, functional, emotional, and appraisal…
Grandmothers raising grandchildren: family structure and well-being in culturally diverse families.
African American grandmothers experienced equal well-being in coparenting and custodial families; however, if the stresses related to the parents' problems were removed by statistical control, they favored the custodial arrangement.
Affection, social contact, and geographic distance between adult children and their parents
This study investigates the following questions: whether greater affection between adult children and their parents leads to more social contact, whether frequent social contact leads to greater…
How Americans Enact the Grandparent Role Across the Family Life Course
This study examines life course and sociodemographic variations in the ways grandparents are involved with grandchildren in terms of structural, functional, shared activities, and affective-cognitive…
Solidarity, conflict, and ambivalence: Complementary or competing perspectives on intergenerational relationships?
Key Words: affect, ambivalence, conflict, intergenerational relations, solidarity, theory. Ambivalence is an apt term to describe the contradictions we experience in our intimate social…
Reciprocity in parent-child relations over the adult life course.
- M. Silverstein, Stephen J. Conroy, Haitao Wang, Roseann Giarrusso, V. Bengtson
- PsychologyThe journals of gerontology. Series B…
The results offer some support for investment, insurance, and altruistic models of intergenerational exchange and suggest that emotionally investing in children as a health insurance mechanism may be based on the greater moral equity accorded to mothers.
Aging and Family Life: A Decade Review.
Although research on aging families has advanced theory and applied innovative statistical techniques, the literature has fallen short in fully representing diverse populations and in applying the broadest set of methodological tools available.