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Family Size and Mother-Child Relations in Later Life

Citation

Uhlenberg, Peter & Cooney, Teresa M. (1990). Family Size and Mother-Child Relations in Later Life. Gerontologist, 30(5), 618-25.

Abstract

What effect does family size have on mother-child relationships in later life? From the child's perspective, does sibsize affect the level of interaction and quality of the relationship? From the mother's perspective, does family size affect the amount of contact with and support received from children? These questions are examined using data from the National Survey of Families and Households conducted in 1987-88. The findings show that family size does make a difference, both for adult children and for older mothers.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/30.5.618

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Gerontologist

Author(s)

Uhlenberg, Peter
Cooney, Teresa M.

Year Published

1990

Volume Number

30

Issue Number

5

Pages

618-25

Reference ID

805