Living arrangements and intergenerational support among older Chinese: Does the gender of the co-resident adult children make a difference?

Shuyan Yang, Lili Xie*, Ting Li

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This study examines the effect of living arrangements on intergenerational support for older Chinese, using a nationally representative survey data of 9713 respondents (mean age = 70.18 years). The results of a generalised ordered logit and logit model showed that older adults living with a daughter received better instrumental and emotional support than those living with a son. The associations between residing with a daughter and the provision of intergenerational support varied between urban- and rural-dwelling older adults. The findings suggest that attention should be given to the gender perspective in gerontological social work practices and family support policies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Social Work
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - May 2021

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Gender of co-resident adult children
  • intergenerational support
  • living arrangements
  • older Chinese
  • rural–urban division

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