The Transfer of Resources from Middle-Aged Children to Functionally Limited Elderly Parents: Providing Time, Giving Money, Sharing Space

TitleThe Transfer of Resources from Middle-Aged Children to Functionally Limited Elderly Parents: Providing Time, Giving Money, Sharing Space
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBoaz, RF, Hu, J, Ye, Y
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume39
Issue6
Pagination648-657
Call Numberpubs_1999_Boaz_RGer.pdf
KeywordsAdult children, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Net Worth and Assets
Abstract

This article investigates the interdependence among all three major modes of trasfer (giving time, money, and sharing space), given the parents' specific needs for resources and the children's ability to provide them. While only reported in 17 of the households, the provision of caregiving time is the primary mode of resource transfer from children to their parents. When the other modes of transfers are added, money and space, the percentage of households transfering resources to their parents rose to 29 . It is significant to consider all modes of transfer in order to understand how families accomodate the needs of elderly/disabeled parents. These transfer modes appear to be dependent upon the needs and situations of the parents as well as the types of resources available to the household that is giving.

Endnote Keywords

Family/Labor/Economic Status/Health/Transfers

Endnote ID

8358

Citation Key6659