Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe

Bordone, V. & de Valk, H. A. G. (2016). Intergenerational support among migrant families in Europe. European Journal of Ageing 13 (3) 259-270. 10.1007/s10433-016-0363-6.

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Project: Upgrading the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – preparatory phase (SHARE-PREP, FP7 211909), Longitudinal Enhancement and Access imProvement of the SHARE infrastructure (SHARE_LEAP, FP7 227822)


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.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ageing; Europe; Immigrants; Intergenerational support; SHARE
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2016 08:03
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 10:20

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