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
Pages (from-to)936-954
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume66
Issue number3
Early online date15 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2023

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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