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A task-specific typology of intergenerational family structure in later life.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Gerontologist
Publication Date
Volume
33
Issue
2
Pages
258–264
Identifiers
PMID: 8468019
Source
Medline

Abstract

We tested a typology of intergenerational social support structure with data from 910 dyads of older adults and their primary child helpers. Logistic regression was used to identify variables that differentiate dyads with distinct support configurations. Household support provided to elderly parents was more sensitive to physical and social deficits and geographic distance, whereas social-emotional support was more sensitive to norms and personal affinity.

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