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The effect of divorce on intergenerational transfers: new evidence.
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PMID:  8829969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper draws on new data on intergenerational transfers of time and money that were collected in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. We use these data to examine the effects of divorce on these transfers. We find that the timing of divorce is critical. Fathers and mothers involved in late divorces have similar levels of transfers with their adult children, while divorce during a child's childhood years increases transfers with mothers and sharply lowers them with fathers. Somewhat surprisingly, we find no evidence that divorced fathers who paid child support are more likely to be involved in intergenerational transfers than those who did not pay child support.
F F Furstenberg; S D Hoffman; L Shrestha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Demography     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0070-3370     ISO Abbreviation:  Demography     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-10-16     Completed Date:  1996-10-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0226703     Medline TA:  Demography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child Custody
Child, Preschool
Divorce / economics*,  psychology*
Intergenerational Relations*
Longitudinal Studies
Marital Status
Matched-Pair Analysis
Socioeconomic Factors
Time Factors

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