CitationFrankenberg, Elizabeth; Chan, Angelique; & Ofstedal, Mary Beth (2002). Stability and Change in Living Arrangements in Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan, 1993-99. Population Studies, 56(2), 201-13.
AbstractWe use longitudinal data from Indonesia, Singapore, and Taiwan to examine stability and change in the co-residence of older adults and their children. Longitudinal data support the analysis of transitions in living arrangements. We focus on how life-cycle characteristics of older adults and their children are related to co-residence at a point in time, to maintaining co-residence over time, and to transitions into and out of co-residence. We find that many of the characteristics found to be associated with co-residence at baseline interviews exhibit an even stronger association with continued co-residence over time. While some of the results support the interpretation that co-residence provides support for parents as they age, the needs of children also play an important role in the decision to co-reside.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitlePopulation Studies
Ofstedal, Mary Beth