Parents' health and children's help

Publication type

Book Chapter

Author

John Ermisch

Publication date

Series Number

CH. 3: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Summary

At some points in the life course the needs of one generation of adults substantially affect the behaviour of the preceding or subsequent generations. This study is concerned with the impact of the health of older parents on the extent and kind of help they receive from their middle-aged offspring. It is one manifestation of solidarity between parents and children during the adult family life course.

Subjects

Disability, Older People, Social Networks, Households, Health and Caregiving

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