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Meet the parents? Family size and the geographic proximity between adult children and older mothers in Sweden

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Publication date

Jun 2013

Summary

The aim of this study is to estimate the causal effect of family size on the proximity between older mothers and adult children by using a large administrative data set from Sweden. Our main results show that adult children in Sweden are not constrained by sibship size in choosing where to live: for families with more than one child, sibship size does not affect child-mother proximity. For aging parents, however, having fewer children reduces the probability of having at least one child living nearby, which is likely to have consequences for the intensity of intergenerational contact and eldercare.

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Demography

Volume and page numbers

50 , 903 -931

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13524-012-0181-1

ISSN

16

Subjects

Older People, Area Effects, and Caregiving

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1612990~S5

Notes

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  1. Meet the parents? The causal effect of family size on the geographic distance between adult children and older parents

    Helena Holmlund, Helmut Rainer, and Thomas Siedler

    1. Older People
    2. Area Effects
    3. Caregiving

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