Ethnic Differences in Time Transfers from Adult Children to Elderly Parents: Unobserved Heterogeneity across Families?

TitleEthnic Differences in Time Transfers from Adult Children to Elderly Parents: Unobserved Heterogeneity across Families?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsWong, R, Kitayama, KE, Soldo, BJ
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume21
Issue2
Pagination144-175
Call Numberpubs_1999_Wong_RRoA.pdf
KeywordsAdult children, Demographics, Time Use
Abstract

Examines differences across racial-ethnic groups in patterns of time transfers from middle-age adult children to their elderly parents and the degree to which heterogeneity in unobserved family-level factors may explain observed differences. Analysis of data from the 1992 Health and Retirement Study for 12,253 adult respondents and their siblings supports the hypothesis that the determinants of time assistance vary across racial-ethnic groups: controlling for socioeconomic attributes of potential donors and the recipient, there is evidence of unobserved family-level heterogeneity for whites and blacks, but not for Hispanics. 7 Tables, 40 References. Adapted from the source document

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Endnote Keywords

Racial Differences/Ethnicity/Time Utilization/Adult Children/Parent Child Relations/Elderly/Middle Aged Adults/Transfers

Endnote ID

1272

Citation Key6637