Intergenerational relations and social mobility: Social inequality in physical function in old age.

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Summary of "Intergenerational relations and social mobility: Social inequality in physical function in old age."

The concept of social foreground describes how adult offspring's socioeconomic resources may influence older adults' health and several studies have shown an association between socioeconomic position of adult offspring and the health of their older parents. However, little is known about the factors that generate these associations. We study 1) how adult offspring's social class is associated with physical function (PF) among older adults, 2) whether geographical closeness and contact frequency with offspring modify the association, and 3) whether intergenerational social mobility of offspring is associated with PF of older adults.


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Name: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics
ISSN: 1872-6976
Pages: 58-64


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