Meet the Parents? Family Size and the Geographic Proximity Between Adult Children and Older Mothers in Sweden
Helmut Rainer () and
Thomas Siedler ()
Munich Reprints in Economics from University of Munich, Department of Economics
The aim of this study is to estimate the causal effect of family size on the proximity between older mothers and adult children by using a large administrative data set from Sweden. Our main results show that adult children in Sweden are not constrained by sibship size in choosing where to live: for families with more than one child, sibship size does not affect child-mother proximity. For aging parents, however, having fewer children reduces the probability of having at least one child living nearby, which is likely to have consequences for the intensity of intergenerational contact and eldercare.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (6) Track citations by RSS feed
Published in Demography 3 50(2013): pp. 903-931
There are no downloads for this item, see the EconPapers FAQ for hints about obtaining it.
Journal Article: Meet the Parents? Family Size and the Geographic Proximity Between Adult Children and Older Mothers in Sweden (2013)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:lmu:muenar:19441
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in Munich Reprints in Economics from University of Munich, Department of Economics Ludwigstr. 28, 80539 Munich, Germany. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Tamilla Benkelberg ().