Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Sastry's 10-year study of New Orleans Katrina evacuees shows demographic differences between returning and nonreturning

Stafford says less educated, smaller investors more likely to sell off stock and lock in losses during market downturn

Chen says job fit, job happiness can be achieved over time

Highlights

Deirdre Bloome wins ASA award for work on racial inequality and intergenerational transmission

Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 12
Joe Grengs, Policy & Planning for Social Equity in Transportation

Albert Hermalin photo

The Emerging Role of Grandparents in Asia

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionHermalin, Albert, Carol Roan, and Aurora Perez. "The Emerging Role of Grandparents in Asia." Elderly in Asia Report No. 98-52. October 1998.

This paper utilizes several recent datasets to examine the role of grandparents in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. Due to past high fertility, those over 50 in these countries have a large number of grandchildren, and due to the tradition of extended family coresidence, more than half have grandchildren living with them. Grandparents provide both direct assistance to their children and grandchildren, through time devoted to childcare, and indirect assistance, by taking responsibility for major household functions. The extent of this assistance and the factors associated with its provision are analyzed. Across all three countries, grandparents appear to be heavily engaged in assisting with grandchildren.

Dataset(s): Phillipine Elderly Survey, 1996, Survey of the Middle Aged and Elderly in Taiwan, 1996, Survey of the Welfare of the Elderly in Thailand (SWET), 1995.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next