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Need and support: determinants of intra-familial financial transfers in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aging Research Center (ARC), (together with KI).
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 20, no 1, 66-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined downward inter-generational intra-family financial transfers in Sweden made in the form of money transactions or gifts. The research questions focus on whether recipients of intra-family financial transfers are children in 'need' of such support, and whether early family environment has any consequences for later financial transfers. Using data from a nationally representative survey, the results suggest that childhood disadvantages have long-term consequences in connection with intra-family financial transfers. Disadvantages and inequalities in childhood are likely to remain into adulthood, and children who experience adverse childhood conditions are less often recipients of later intra-family financial support. Intra-family transfers are also related to the 'needs' of the younger generation. Single parents and students from higher social class families are more often beneficiaries of financial support. In contrast, family support was no higher for unemployed children, for children lacking financial security in the form of a cash margin or for children reporting poor health.

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2011. Vol. 20, no 1, 66-74 p.
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intra-family financial transfers, need, social class, gender, welfare, inter-generational relationship, Sweden
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-69701DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00715.xISI: 000284894500008OAI: diva2:478012
1Available from: 2012-01-15 Created: 2012-01-15 Last updated: 2012-05-25Bibliographically approved

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