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

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Former trainee Herbert says residential squatters may be a good thing

Work by Couper, Farley et al. shows impact of racial composition on neighborhood choice

Thompson details killings and shaping of official narrative in 1971 Attica prison uprising

More News

Highlights

Michigan ranked #12 on Business Insider's list of 50 best American colleges

Frey's new report explores how the changing US electorate could shape the next 5 presidential elections, 2016 to 2032

U-M's Data Science Initiative offers expanded consulting services via CSCAR

Elizabeth Bruch promoted to Associate Professor

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016

Helping Out the Kids: Expectations about Parental Support in Young Adulthood.

Publication Abstract

Goldscheider, F., Arland Thornton, and L.S. Yang. 2001. "Helping Out the Kids: Expectations about Parental Support in Young Adulthood." Journal of Marriage and Family, 63(3): 727-740.

This paper examines the expectations of very young adults (age 18) and their mothers about financial support that parents might provide under a variety of situations common in young adulthood. Using representative data from women and one of their children, we examine differences in expectations between mothers and children and model variation in these expectations. We find that a lower proportion of mothers expect to provide support than their children expect them to, with particularly large gaps between mothers and sons. Further, there are substantial differences in support priorities. Many, mothers would support only, a married child and others only, an unmarried one; similarly,, some mothers would support only, an unmarried child at home, whereas many, others would only, support a child away. Although some of these differences reflect differences in resources, most suggest disagreements and confusion about Americans' family, values.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next