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Title: Intergenerational influence in Singapore and Taiwan: The role of the elderly in family decisions
Authors: Williams, L.
Mehta, K. 
Lin, H.-S.
Keywords: Elderly
Financial independence
Social status
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Williams, L., Mehta, K., Lin, H.-S. (1999). Intergenerational influence in Singapore and Taiwan: The role of the elderly in family decisions. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 14 (4) : 291-322. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This research examines integenerational decision-making in Singapore and Taiwan. The focus is on elderly individuals and the extent to which they report being involved in influencing important family matters. The data used in the analysis were collected in focus group interviews and household-level surveys of the elderly (defined as ages 60 and over) in Singapore and Taiwan. Both survey samples were national probability samples. Everything else being equal, the extent to which seniors are consulted in family decisions declines with age and failing health in both countries. Whether they live in rural or urban places within Taiwan is also significant, and depending upon the context, socioeconomic variables such as home-ownership, employment status, and education further help predict to what degree the elderly are consulted in family decisions. © 1999 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Source Title: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology
ISSN: 01693816
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