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End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China.
Can J Aging. 2015 Sep; 34(3):331-41.CJ

Abstract

This study examined how intergenerational exchanges with sons and daughters predicted older parents' likelihood of co-residing with a son prior to death in a rural area of China's Anhui Province. Our investigation drew on theories of contingent co-residence, modernization, and social exchange, conceptualizing co-residence as having practical and symbolic importance in rural Chinese culture. The sample included 470 older parents, reported as deceased during 2001-2009, and their posthumous informants. We used logistic regression to assess intergenerational support and cohesion as predictors of co-residence with a son just prior to death. Older parents who provided instrumental support to, and received instrumental support from, sons and had better emotional relationships with sons were more likely than their counterparts to co-reside with a son at the end of life. Living with sons demonstrates filial piety for older parents at the end of life, but its realization is sensitive to intergenerational transactions.

Authors

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26219080

Citation

Cong, Zhen, and Merril Silverstein. "End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China." Canadian Journal On Aging = La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, vol. 34, no. 3, 2015, pp. 331-41.
Cong Z, Silverstein M. End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China. Can J Aging. 2015;34(3):331-41.
Cong, Z., & Silverstein, M. (2015). End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China. Canadian Journal On Aging = La Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement, 34(3), 331-41.
Cong Z, Silverstein M. End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China. Can J Aging. 2015;34(3):331-41. PubMed PMID: 26219080.
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TY - JOUR T1 - End-of-Life Co-residence of Older Parents and Their Sons in Rural China. AU - Cong,Zhen, AU - Silverstein,Merril, PY - 2015/7/29/entrez PY - 2015/7/29/pubmed PY - 2016/6/3/medline SP - 331 EP - 41 JF - Canadian journal on aging = La revue canadienne du vieillissement JO - Can J Aging VL - 34 IS - 3 N2 - This study examined how intergenerational exchanges with sons and daughters predicted older parents' likelihood of co-residing with a son prior to death in a rural area of China's Anhui Province. Our investigation drew on theories of contingent co-residence, modernization, and social exchange, conceptualizing co-residence as having practical and symbolic importance in rural Chinese culture. The sample included 470 older parents, reported as deceased during 2001-2009, and their posthumous informants. We used logistic regression to assess intergenerational support and cohesion as predictors of co-residence with a son just prior to death. Older parents who provided instrumental support to, and received instrumental support from, sons and had better emotional relationships with sons were more likely than their counterparts to co-reside with a son at the end of life. Living with sons demonstrates filial piety for older parents at the end of life, but its realization is sensitive to intergenerational transactions. SN - 1710-1107 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26219080/End_of_Life_Co_residence_of_Older_Parents_and_Their_Sons_in_Rural_China_ L2 - https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/S0714980815000227/type/journal_article DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -