Intergenerational exchange of time and money: Short-term reciprocity in parent-child relationships

Leopold, Thomas ; Raab, Marcel

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Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2010
Book title: EAPS European Population Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria, 1-4 September
The title of a journal, publication series: Proceedings of the European Population Conference / Council of Europe
Volume: 2010
Page range: 1-36
Conference title: EPC 2010
Location of the conference venue: Wien, Austria
Date of the conference: 01.-04.09.2010
Publisher: Héran, Francois
Place of publication: The Hague
Publishing house: European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Bildungs- u. Familiensoziologie (Juniorprofessur) (Raab 2015-2020)
Subject: 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: Long-term concepts of parent-child reciprocity assume that the amount of support given and received is only balanced in a eneralizedfashion over the life course. We argue thatreciprocity in parent-child relationships also operates in the short term. Our analysis of short-term reciprocity focuseson concurrent exchange in its main upward and downward currencies, time and money. Fixed-effects models with data from SHARE (N= 8,816 dyads) revealedthat within a family, parents gavefinancial transfers to those children who supportedthem with time transfers of help and care. Reciprocal patterns mergedmost clearly if parents werehighly dependent, receivedintense support,and hadsufficient financial opportunities to reciprocate. We conclude that short-term reciprocity eases the burden oflate parent-child relationships.
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