Adult Children Living With Aging Parents: The Association Between Income and Parental Affect

Andrew Gerber, Allison R. Heid, Rachel Pruchno

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Abstract

This study examined the moderating effect of parental income on the association between parent–child coresidence and parental affect. Secondary analysis was conducted with data from the ORANJ BOWL panel, a representative sample of adults in New Jersey, aged 50 to 74 years (N = 5,688). Results indicated that income had a significant moderating effect on the association between the adult child’s residential status and parents’ positive and negative affect. Among parents with coresident adult children, an observed decline in positive affect and rise in negative affect were amplified as parental income level increased, suggesting differential strains on parental well-being across income levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-230
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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