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Proximity of adult children to their parents in Great Britain

Shelton, Nicola and Grundy, Emily (2000) Proximity of adult children to their parents in Great Britain. International Journal of Population Geography, 6 (3). pp. 181-195. ISSN 1099-1220

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Identification Number: 10.1002/1099-1220(200005/06)6:3<181::AID-IJPG181>3.0.CO;2-U

Abstract

Much of our knowledge of kin interaction and exchange in Britain is partial, in that it is based on studies of co-resident groups and excludes consideration of kin ‘beyond the household’. It is known that there have been large declines in intergenerational co-residence, raising fears that family bonds have weakened. It is also commonly assumed that family members are less likely to live in close proximity than in the past. In this paper we examine one important aspect of kin relationships – proximity of adult children to their parents – using nationally representative data for 1986, 1995 and 1999. The analyses presented focus on: differences between 1986, 1995 and 1999 in proximity of adults to their parents; socio-demographic characteristics associated with variations in proximity, and temporal differences in the pattern of these variations. The paper concludes with an assessment of some of the policy implications of the findings.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/%28...
Additional Information: © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Divisions: Social Policy
Lifecourse, Ageing & Population Health
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > ALPHA (Ageing, Lifecourse and Population Health Analysis)
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2013 11:00
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 00:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53523

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