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Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe

Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe
Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe
Intergenerational support is important throughout the individual life course and a major mechanism of cultural continuity. In this study, we analyse support between older parents and their adult children among international migrant and non-migrant populations in North, Centre and Southern Europe. Data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe are used to compare upward and downward practical support, grandparenting, and frequency of contact among 62,213 parent–child dyads. Findings indicate limited differences in support between migrants and non-migrants as well as between migrants of various origins. However, persistent differences in intergenerational support across Europe along a north–south gradient are found irrespective of migrant status.
1613-9372
1-12
Bordone, Valeria
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De Valk, Helga
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Bordone, Valeria
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De Valk, Helga
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Bordone, Valeria and De Valk, Helga (2016) Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe. European Journal of Ageing, 1-12. (doi:10.1007/s10433-016-0363-6).

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Intergenerational support is important throughout the individual life course and a major mechanism of cultural continuity. In this study, we analyse support between older parents and their adult children among international migrant and non-migrant populations in North, Centre and Southern Europe. Data from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe are used to compare upward and downward practical support, grandparenting, and frequency of contact among 62,213 parent–child dyads. Findings indicate limited differences in support between migrants and non-migrants as well as between migrants of various origins. However, persistent differences in intergenerational support across Europe along a north–south gradient are found irrespective of migrant status.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 4 March 2016
Published date: 4 March 2016
Organisations: Gerontology

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Local EPrints ID: 393073
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/393073
ISSN: 1613-9372
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Date deposited: 20 Apr 2016 13:21
Last modified: 08 Jun 2018 16:32

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