Profiles of Grandmothers Providing Child Care to Their Grandchildren in South Korea

Title
Profiles of Grandmothers Providing Child Care to Their Grandchildren in South Korea
Author(s)
이재림진 바우어[진 바우어]
Keywords
GRANDPARENTS; TRANSFERS; MOTHERS
Issue Date
201007
Publisher
J COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES
Citation
JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES, v.41, no.3, pp.455 - +
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to describe the profiles of South Korean grandmothers who provide child care to their grandchildren using a nationally representative sample of 3,329 grandmothers between 45 and 79 years of age. We assess grandmothers' personal characteristics, financial situation and perception, and social participation associated with the likelihood of providing full-time and part-time child care, in comparison to providing no child care. We also examine grandmother characteristics related to providing longer hours of child care among 420 caregiving grandmothers. The results of a multinomial logistic regression and multiple regression show that the following characteristics are significantly associated with the provision of full-time or longer child care age, intergenerational coresidence, the projection of future inheritance, grandmaternal and maternal employment, interaction with close networks, and religious participation The findings suggest preliminary support for the three models of intergenerational transfer theory, short-term exchange. long-term exchange, and altruism, to explain grandmaternal child care in South Korea
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/23932
ISSN
0047-2328
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