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Title: Grandparents in Multigenerational Households
Authors: Albuquerque, Paula
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: ISEG – Departamento de Economia
Citation: Albuquerque, Paula. 2008. "Grandparents in Multigenerational Households". Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão - DE Working papers nº 46-2008/DE/CISEP
Series/Report no.: DE Working papers;nº 46-2008/DE/CISEP
Abstract: This study provides a profile of the households with coresident grandparents, using the European Community Household Panel. It identifies rising rates of coresidence with grandparents in Portugal between 1994 and 2001, and explores the nature of such trend, using an age-period-cohort approach. Households with grandparents became economically worse than the general population, with skipped-generation households in the worst situation. Multigenerational households may be formed in a particular generation's interest. Although no formation is directly available, indicators suggest that it is the needs of the younger generations that account for most coresidence situations. One possible benefit of this type of coresidence is the provision of caring services. Very significant proportions of coresident grandparents take care of children, especially small children. Although the proportion of coresident grandparents is the highest in the North region, it is more frequent in the Lisbon (capital) region for these grandparents to take care of children. Skipped generation households are also more concentrated in the Lisbon region.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.5/2479
ISSN: 0874-4548
Publisher version: https://aquila1.iseg.utl.pt/aquila/getFile.do?method=getFile&fileId=26547
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