Measurement of Intergenerational Relations
This is the first systematic attempt to describe and measure family relationships between generations across the life-course. The authors report results of a research programme focusing on intergenerational solidarity within families, based on an unusual three-generation study. Theoretical, conceptual and measurement issues are also presented focusing on six dimensions of family interaction.
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Solidarity Integration and Cohesion
Measuring Intergenerational Family Relations
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addition affect analysis assessing assistance association attributed behavior Bengtson Black chapter child closeness coefficients cohesion component conceptualization consensus consistent constraints construct correlated errors correlations covariances defined definition derived determine dimensions discussion distance equal error estimates examination exchange expected explained factor family members family solidarity father females financial assistance five focus four frequency giving greater important improvement included indicators individual interaction intergenerational involved issues less level of analysis lineage LISREL living males marriage mean measures model mother norms Note objective parents patterns perceived person perspective positive present proximity questions range receiving reciprocity referent regarding relations reliability responses role relationship sample scale scores service assistance shared significant similar social solidarity specific standard strong structure substantial suggests summary Table theoretical theory types underlying validity variables variance