Search for dissertations about: "elderly parents"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 23 swedish dissertations containing the words elderly parents.

  1. 1. A family landscape : On the geographical distances between elderly parents and adult children in Sweden

    Author : Anna Hjälm; Gunnar Malmberg; Anders Brändström; Emma Lundholm; Clara Mulder; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Family; elderly parents; adult children; intergenerational; child-parent proximity; migration; distance; ageing; support; register data; Sweden; Human geography; economic geography; Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : With a background in the ageing of the population and the new challenges facing individuals, families and the welfare state, the aim of this thesis is to analyse the changing family landscape and the geographical distances between elderly parents and adult children. The thesis consists of four empirical studies derived from three different sources of data: In the first paper (Paper I), historical population data is combined with modern register data for two Swedish regions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Shortchanged : Elderly Women Street Vendors in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

    Author : Adelaida Caballero; Sverker Finnström; Don Kulick; Koenraad Stroeken; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Elderly women; old age in Africa; street vendors; Malabo; relational personhood; autonomy in later life; authoritarianism; Equatorial Guinea; cultural gerontology; anthropology of aging; Mujeres mayores; vejez en Africa; comercio informal; Malabo; personalidad relacional; autonomía en la edad avanzada; autoritarismo; Guinea Ecuatorial; gerontología cultural; antropología de la vejez; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Geriatrics; Geriatrik; Genusvetenskap; Gender Studies;

    Abstract : Normative assumptions regarding reciprocity between adult children and elderly parents continue to dominate narratives on later life in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet strenuous socioeconomic conditions make it difficult for families to meet expectations of care and support. READ MORE

  3. 3. Caring, Sharing, and Childbearing : Essays on Labor Supply, Infant Health, and Family Policies

    Author : Anna Norén; Erik Grönqvist; Matz Dahlberg; Katarina Steen Carlsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Informal care; Elderly; Labor supply; Alcohol prevention; Brief intervention; AUDIT; Antenatal care; Child health; Childcare; Parental leave; Gender equality; Economics; Nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : Essay I: I study the consequences on labor market outcomes and sick leave of having an elderly parent in need of care. Caring for an elderly parent may be associated with opportunity costs such as productivity loss on the labor market if informal caregivers are of working age. READ MORE

  4. 4. Overweight and obesity in the young and old: Prevalence, prevention and eating behavior

    Author : Gabriele Eiben; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : prevention; BMI; elderly; young adults; lifestyle; diet; intervention; secular trends; twin study; EDI-2; genetic; environment;

    Abstract : ABSTRACT Background: During the last 25 years the prevalence of overweight and obe-sity has increased dramatically, both in developed and developing countries. The World Health Organization is declaring it an epidemic. In Sweden the increase was almost 50% between 1980 and 2005. The largest increases oc-curred in the 16-24-year age group. READ MORE

  5. 5. Time for Retirement : Studies on how leisure and family associate with retirement timing in Sweden

    Author : Linda Kridahl; Ann-Zofie Duvander; Ingrid Esser; Kène Henkens; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; retirement; leisure; grandparenthood; elderly parents; marriage; Sweden; sociologisk demografi; Sociological Demography;

    Abstract : Retirement transition is a major life event in later adult life. Its timing is important for older individuals for economic, personal and family reasons, as well as for aging societies contemplating a comprehensive plan for population changes, including sustainability of the labor force, pension system, and welfare services such as eldercare. READ MORE