FREQUENCY AND INTENSITY OF CONTACT BETWEEN AGEING PARENTS AND THEIR ADULT CHILDREN IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: EXPLORATION OF SELECTED PREDICTORS
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The aim of this study was to analyse the frequency and intensity of contact between parents and their adult children in the Czech Republic. Using data from the Life Roles survey collected in 2014 we first focused on the effects of selected characteristics of parents and offspring. Next, we added residential distance, trying to see whether it can account for the effect of some of these predictors. The results show that the odds of frequent contact were higher among mothers and when the child in question was a daughter; and lower among divorced and higher educated parents. Mothers also spent more time per week on average with their child than fathers. In addition, contact was more intensive with daughters, but less intensive if the parent was working, and if the child was married. Contact frequency and intensity were also negatively affected by the age of the youngest grandchild. Distance had a strong negative effect on both dependent variables, but mostly accounted for the effect of age on frequency of contact, and some of the effect of child’s marital status on contact intensity.
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