“Intergenerational ties in context: Grandparents caring for grandchildren in China”

Chen, Feinian, Guangya Liu, and Christine A. Mair. Social Forces 90, no. 2 (2011): 571-594.

This article looks into the phenomenon of grandparents raising grandchildren in contemporary China. Using data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey, the authors examine the structural and functional solidarity in relationships between grandparents and grandchildren. A few aspects of Chinese society point to intergenerational solidarity: high grandparent-grandchild co-residence, a large number of skipped-geneation households and the extensive childcare contributions by non-coresidential grandparents and coresidential grandparents, alike.










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