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Sociology of the Life Course Prof. Kristen Schultz Lee 10/25/11 Overview o Review first exam o Linked Lives: Siblings and the Provision of Elder Care Sibling Relationships in Later-Life o Closeness of sibling relationships may change in adulthood Siblings and Elder Care o Who receives the most support in old age? Theories of Elder Care Receipt o Additive model : the more children available, the greater the support received o Substitution model : the behavior of each child is not independent. This predicts smaller effects of family size on receipt of care. Logan and Spitze 1996 Data: o measured frequency of visiting and of phone contact, receipt of regular help by parents from all of children Logan and Spitze Findings o Number of Children:
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Unformatted text preview: Support for substitution model: caregiving Support for additive model: intergenerational contact o Gender of Children Women as “kin keepers” • Caregiving and Linked Lives o Psychological benefits of providing care Siblings who are not primary caregivers are in some cases more depressed (Amirkhanyan and Wolf, 2003) • Caregiving in Japan from a life course perspective o Socio-Historical Context and Linked Lives o Comparison of families in Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan • Key Points o Linked lives: sibling relationships and elder care What do the additive and the substitution models predict? What do Logan and Spitze (1996) find regarding the predictions of these models?...
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