Intergenerational Co-Residence and Children's Incomes

TitleIntergenerational Co-Residence and Children's Incomes
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsDunn, TA, Phillips, JWR
InstitutionSyracuse University
KeywordsAdult children, Housing

Over the past few decades the number of people over the age of 70 that reside with one of their children has declined steadily. There are a number of factors that may influence this trend like: the declining birth rate that creates a smaller number of possible candidates for the elderly to reside with, increased income of elderly through social security and other pensions, and increased health care offered to the elderly. Here the researchers use the AHEAD study to ascertain living arrangements for elderly with adult children and find attributes that may cause certain people to be more likely to co-reside with their adult children. A model is developed in order to test the data that is received from the AHEAD study with specific variables. The co-residence of an elderly person with their adult children is not very likely if the children are married or have their own children to take care of. Sibling incomes is the key determinate found for deciding which child to live with when the option of co-residence is available. Single children, poorer children, and daughters are the most common people to be living with their elderly parents. Co-residing adult children also have a tendency to inherit items and property from their elderly parents.

Endnote Keywords

Housing/Children/Parent Child Relations

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Citation Key5361