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ERIC Number: EJ929144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Safety Nets and Scaffolds: Parental Support in the Transition to Adulthood
Swartz, Teresa Toguchi; Kim, Minzee; Uno, Mayumi; Mortimer, Jeylan; O'Brien, Kirsten Bengtson
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n2 p414-429 Apr 2011
Using longitudinal data from the Youth Development Study (analytic sample N = 712), we investigate how age, adult role acquisition and attainments, family resources, parent-child relationship quality, school attendance, and life events influence support received from parents in young adulthood. Parental assistance was found to be less forthcoming for those who had made greater progress on the road to adulthood, signified by socioeconomic attainment and union formation. The quality of mother-child and father-child relationships affected parental support in different ways, positively for mothers, negatively for fathers. School enrollment, negative life events, and employment problems were associated with a greater likelihood of receiving support. The findings suggest that parents act as "scaffolding" and "safety nets" to aid their children's successful transition to adulthood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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