Special Issue Paper
Geographical distances and support from family members
Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Population, Space and Place
Special Issue: Family Ties and Residential Locations
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 381–399, July/August 2009
How to Cite
Mulder, C. H. and van der Meer, M. J. (2009), Geographical distances and support from family members. Popul. Space Place, 15: 381–399. doi: 10.1002/psp.557
- Issue published online: 28 MAY 2009
- Article first published online: 28 MAY 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 27 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Received: 21 DEC 2007
We address two questions: to what extent does geographical distance to parents, siblings and children living outside the household influence receiving support from them? And to what extent does the availability of other network members living closer play a part in receiving support? We use the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study and logistic regression models of receiving support from parents, children and siblings. The results indicate a strong impact of distance on support from family members, particularly from siblings and fathers but less so from mothers and children. Particularly siblings, sons and mothers are more likely to provide support if there are no other family members living closer. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.