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Volume 46, Issue 6

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Generationenbeziehungen und materielle und soziale Deprivation

Intergenerational Relations and Material and Social Deprivation

Christian Deindl
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Published Online: 2018-01-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfsoz-2017-1023

Zusammenfassung

Bislang wissen wir nur wenig darüber, welchen Einfluss Deprivation auf das Geben und Nehmen von Unterstützungsleistungen innerhalb von Familien hat. Anhand der fünften Welle des Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe untersuchen wir den Zusammenhang zwischen Generationenbeziehungen und materieller und sozialer Deprivation. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass von Deprivation betroffene Eltern ihre Kinder seltener unterstützen und häufiger selbst auf Hilfen angewiesen sind. Daneben finden sich in Ländern mit einer höheren Ungleichheit weniger Transfers zwischen Eltern und Kindern. Intergenerationale Beziehungen werden also durch Deprivation belastet. Zum einen zieht sich die Familie insgesamt zurück, zum anderen verlieren Kinder nicht nur die Unterstützung durch ihre Eltern, sie wenden zusätzlich auch eigene Ressourcen auf, um ihre Eltern zu unterstützen.

Abstract

We know little about the impact of deprivation on intergenerational transfers within the family. Based on the fifth wave of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe we analyze the correlation between intergenerational transfers and material and social deprivation. Our results show that parents who are affected by deprivation support their children less while they themselves rely more on support from their children. On the country level it appears that a higher level of inequality is associated with a lower level of intergenerational transfers. Intergenerational relations are highly affected by deprivation. On the one hand, families withdraw from transfers. On the other hand, children not only lose the support of their parents; they also use their own resources in order to help their parents.

Schlüsselwörter: Generationen; Deprivation; Europa; soziale Ungleichheit; soziale Unterstützung

Keywords: Generations; Deprivation; Europe; Social Inequality; Social Support

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About the article

Christian Deindl

Christian Deindl, geb. 1975 in Köln. Studium der Soziologie, Philosophie und Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte in Köln und Leuven. Promotion in Zürich, Habilitation in Köln. 2005–2010 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität Zürich; 2010–2017 wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und akademischer Rat auf Zeit an der Universität zu Köln; 2015–2017 Vertretungsprofessor an der Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main; seit 2013 Fellow am Munich Center for the Economics of Aging; seit 2017 Lehrbeauftragter an der TU Dortmund.

Forschungsschwerpunkte: Soziale Ungleichheit, Generationensoziologie, Altern, Lebenslaufsoziologie, Sozialpolitik.

Wichtigste Publikationen: Intergenerational Transfers to Adult Children in Europe: Do Social Policies Matter? (mit Martina Brandt) Journal of Marriage and Family 75, 2013: 235–251; Tracing the Origins of Successful Aging: The Role of Childhood Conditions and Social Inequality in Later Life Health (mit Karsten Hank & Martina Brandt) Social Science & Medicine 74, 2012: 1418–1425; Finanzielle Transfers zwischen Generationen in Europa. Wiesbaden 2011.


Published Online: 2018-01-12

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Volume 46, Issue 6, Pages 420–436, ISSN (Online) 2366-0325, ISSN (Print) 0340-1804, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zfsoz-2017-1023.

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