Norms of filial obligations and actual support in Europe

Paul Teodor Haragus, Babes-Bolyai University
Cornelia Muresan, Babes-Bolyai University

Country differences in intergenerational relationships are not only attributable to economic, policy, housing contexts but also to a cultural tendency towards closer intergenerational ties. This study is a cross-national comparison regarding the relationship between norms of filial obligation and actual giving of financial support and care. We will examine to what extent norms of filial obligation are consistent with helping behavior, and whether the responsiveness to norms varies by country context. The data used in this study come from the Generation and Gender Project .

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Presented in Session 18: Intergenerational relations: norms and behaviour