Document Type

Working Paper

Date

12-1995

Language

English

Funder(s)

National Institute on Aging

Funding ID

P20-AG12837

Series

Aging Studies Program Paper Series

Disciplines

Demography, Population, and Ecology | Economic Policy | Economics | Gerontology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Public Policy | Sociology

Description/Abstract

We estimate models of coresidence between adult children and their elderly unmarried mothers, using data from the National Survey of Families and Households. The models include controls for women’s wages, along with other variables representing competing demands on their time. Among married couples we explicitly represent the “competition” for residential space between a child’s mother and mother-in-law. The information necessary to identify the observations of interest— respondents with a living, unmarried older mother— is missing in most cases. We address this problem using a multiple imputation strategy. The results indicate that wages, income, and parental health are related to parent-child coresidence; among married couples, wives’ mothers are more likely to coreside than are husbands’ mothers, other things being equal.

ISSN

1084-1695

Additional Information

Aging studies program paper no. 3

Source

Local Input

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
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