Family norms and financial transfers from adult children to parents in European regions
Jan Van Bavel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Maaike Jappens, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Based on data from the second round of the European Social Survey, we are interested in European patterns of financial support of older parents by their adult children. Are these patterns mainly determined by economic and institutional factors, or does the cultural climate play a role too? To answer these questions, we work on the level of regions nested within countries. This allows us to make use of multilevel techniques, and to account for the heterogeneity that does exist in European countries. Unlike most other comparative research about intergenerational family support, we include Western as well as Eastern Europe in our analyses.
Presented in Session 81: Intergenerational support at older ages