Publication
Title
Children's opportunities and constraints in European parent care over time : a within-family approach
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Abstract
The role of children's caregiving has received substantial attention in studies on care in old age. Previous research shows that children’s care provision is strongly intertwined with both their individual and siblings’ situation regarding employment and geographic parent-child distance. This study uses data from six waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), taking a within-family approach, to examine how caregiving is (re-)distributed between siblings over time. The provision of continuous parent care is observed more frequent and volatile in European countries with a family-based care system. The results from family fixed-effects regression models demonstrate that children working less than siblings persist in caregiving more. Living closest to parents facilitates children to keep up care efforts, while changing to living closest enhances the start of parent care. This study suggests that geographic distance is vital in the long-term organization of parent care between siblings.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Research on aging. - Beverly Hills, Calif.
Publication
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 2024
ISSN
0164-0275
DOI
10.1177/01640275231226404
Volume/pages
(2024) , p. 1-14
ISI
001152383700001
Pubmed ID
38288599
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UAntwerpen
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Research group
Project info
The gendered care perspective: a dynamic and systemic approach to intergenerational solidarity.
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Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 27.02.2024
Last edited 11.04.2024
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