Dynamics of intergenerational assistance in middle- and old-age in Mexico

Rebeca Wong, Monica Higgins

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Abstract

Numerous studies have shown that transfers of privately held resources across generations of the vertically extended family are common but vary in type and intensity with age and the life-cycle stage of the donor and/or recipient. Although resources typically flow from parent to child regardless of age in the United States, middle-aged adults have a heightened and substantial risk of making transfers to their kin in both ascending and descending generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Health of Aging Hispanics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Mexican-Origin Population
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages99-120
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)0387472061, 9780387472065
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Wong, R., & Higgins, M. (2007). Dynamics of intergenerational assistance in middle- and old-age in Mexico. In The Health of Aging Hispanics: The Mexican-Origin Population (pp. 99-120). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-47208-9_8