Book Chapter Insights 2016: findings from the largest longitudinal study of UK households Ch. 3: Parents and children
Parents' health and children's help
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.