Creating continuity through mutual assistance: intergenerational reciprocity in four ethnic groups.

@article{Becker2003CreatingCT,
  title={Creating continuity through mutual assistance: intergenerational reciprocity in four ethnic groups.},
  author={Gay Becker and Yewoubdar Beyene and Edwina M Newsom and Nury Mayen},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={S151-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Our purpose is to examine how culture-specific conceptions of mutual assistance in four ethnic groups reflect the nature of social exchange and its role in creating continuity. METHODS We conducted five in-depth interviews over a 5-year period with 270 respondents aged 50 and up (59 African Americans, 85 Latinos, 78 Filipino Americans, and 48 Cambodian Americans). We asked both open-ended and semistructured questions to determine how respondents viewed their role in mutual… CONTINUE READING

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