Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 44, No. 4, July/August

A National Profile of Caregivers for the Oldest-Old
INTRODUCTIONOne of the potentially distinct subpopulation of older adults that help us understand diversity in the older population is the oldest-old: those are generally defined as over 85 years. It is expected that this segment of older population...
(In)Formal Support and Unmet Needs in the National Long-Term Care Survey
INTRODUCTIONPopulation aging brings the growing challenge of caring for large numbers of older adults, many of whom will develop functional limitations. Although family members provide the majority of assistance, formal long-term care, particularly home...
Introduction to the Special Issue
In most cultures, families have traditionally been responsible for caring for their older members. While in the past, extended care occurred infrequently due to low longevity, current trends indicate that the need for prolonged periods of family caregiving...
Is There a Trade-Off between Caring for Children and Caring for Parents?
INTRODUCTIONAdult's decision to care for aging family members has an aggregate effect on public income support programs as well on as health care services and costs. Families have continuously been the primary source of support and care of elderly members....
Motives for Care That Adult Children Provide to Parents: Evidence from "Point Blank" Survey Questions
INTRODUCTIONCaring for aging parents can be extremely costly. While the nature of parent care and the profile of caregiving children are well described in the social sciences, we still know little about why adult children provide. Are children motivated...
Whose Choice? Self-Determination and the Motivations of Paid Family and Friend Caregivers
INTRODUCTIONThe advent and rapid growth of programs and policies in the United States that allow family members and friends to be paid for caregiving is quickly blurring the distinction between informal and formal caregiving, creating a new and relatively...
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