Caring for grandchildren and intergenerational support in rural China: a gendered extended family perspective

  title={Caring for grandchildren and intergenerational support in rural China: a gendered extended family perspective},
  author={Zhen Cong and Merril Silverstein},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  pages={425 - 450}
ABSTRACT This investigation examines how support from adult children is affected by their parents' involvement in grandchild care. Instead of focusing on dyadic interactions, we adopt a gendered extended family perspective to examine how financial and emotional support from children was influenced when their siblings received help with child care from their elder parents. The data were from a two-wave (2001, 2003) longitudinal study of 4,791 parent–child dyads with 1,162 parents, aged 60 and… 

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