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Future Caregivers: Projected Family Structures of Older Persons

Future Caregivers: Projected Family Structures of Older Persons Abstract Elderly persons depend upon spouses and children for emotional, physical, and financial support. In particular, the use of institutional long-term care has been shown to vary by family status. Changes in past and future levels of mortality, fertility, marriage, and divorce will influence the probability that elderly persons of the future have surviving spouses and children. This research uses multiple decrement life tables and component projection methods to project the future famll result in greater proportions of future elderly persons having surviving children. Declines in mortality, coupled with increases in rates of marily status of elderly persons until the year 2020. The high level of fertility among women during the 1950s wiriage, increase the probability that both men and women will have spouses surviving in their old age This content is only available as a PDF. © 1992 The Gerontological Society of America http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Gerontology Oxford University Press

Future Caregivers: Projected Family Structures of Older Persons

Journal of Gerontology , Volume 47 (1) – Jan 1, 1992

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Oxford University Press
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© 1992 The Gerontological Society of America
ISSN
0022-1422
DOI
10.1093/geronj/47.1.S17
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Abstract

Abstract Elderly persons depend upon spouses and children for emotional, physical, and financial support. In particular, the use of institutional long-term care has been shown to vary by family status. Changes in past and future levels of mortality, fertility, marriage, and divorce will influence the probability that elderly persons of the future have surviving spouses and children. This research uses multiple decrement life tables and component projection methods to project the future famll result in greater proportions of future elderly persons having surviving children. Declines in mortality, coupled with increases in rates of marily status of elderly persons until the year 2020. The high level of fertility among women during the 1950s wiriage, increase the probability that both men and women will have spouses surviving in their old age This content is only available as a PDF. © 1992 The Gerontological Society of America

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Journal of GerontologyOxford University Press

Published: Jan 1, 1992

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