ERIC Number: EJ717431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
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Rearranging the Family?
Edmonds, Eric V.; Mammen, Kristin; Miller, Douglas L.
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n1 p186 Win 2005
The changes in living arrangements of elderly South African women when they become eligible for pension is documented in detail. Once a woman becomes pension-eligible, the number of co-resident women in their 30s are reduced and children below 5 years increase. The elderly woman assumes a caretaker role for her grandchildren in return for support by their mother.
Descriptors: Older Adults, Retirement Benefits, Females, Children, Family (Sociological Unit), Grandchildren, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa