Extended Family Ties among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Whites: Superintegration or Disintegration?*
Sarkisian, Natalia, Gerena, Mariana, Gerstel, Naomi, Family Relations
Addressing recent theoretical debates, this study examined the differences in extended family integration among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Whites, as well as the importance of culture and structure in explaining these differences. Our findings showed Whites and Latinos/as have distinctive patterns of extended family integration: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans exhibited higher rates of coresidence and proximate living than Whites; Whites had greater involvement in financial support than Mexicans or Puerto Ricans, but Mexicans were more involved in instrumental help. Structural factors such as income, education, and nuclear family composition explained much of these ethnic …
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Publication information: Article title: Extended Family Ties among Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Whites: Superintegration or Disintegration?*. Contributors: Sarkisian, Natalia - Author, Gerena, Mariana - Author, Gerstel, Naomi - Author. Journal title: Family Relations. Volume: 55. Issue: 3 Publication date: July 2006. Page number: 331+. © 2002 Family Relations. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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