Evolution in intergenerational exchanges between elderly people and their grandchildren in Taiwan; data from a multiple round cross-sectional study from 1993 to 2007

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p639
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors related to social evolution in Taiwan in which changing pattern of care given by grandparents to their grandchildren was treated as an indicator. It mentions that logistic regression was performed to know how significantly elders' grandchild-care behavior was related to their individual characteristics. It highlights that elders providing grandchild care increased to 19.4 percent in 2007.


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