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Family Exchanges Study Wave 1

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Fingerman, Karen (University of Texas-Austin)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2016-01-29
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging
Language
English
Free Keywords
child support; co-residence; emotional support; family relations; family relationships; family structure; grandchildren; inheritance; intergenerational conflict; intergenerational relations; mental health; parental influence; siblings; social issues; social networks; time utilization
Description
  • Abstract

    The Family Exchanges Study Wave 1 (FESI) was conducted in 2008 by the Institute for Survey Research at Temple University. The original 634 "target" or core sample was recruited from African American and White respondents aged 40-60 living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties--Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. To be eligible for the study, respondents had to have at least one living parent and one living offspring over 18 years of age. Temple University sought to recruit the parents, spouse, and up to three offspring over 18 years of age into the study. All target, parent, and spouse surveys were conducted by telephone. Offspring were given the option of completing the survey by telephone or web. A total of 337 parents, 511 offspring (with another 80 by web and 1 listed as other for a total of 592), and 197 spouses were successfully recruited into the first wave of the study. This collection includes four data files, one for each type of participant: target, spouse, parent, and offspring. For each of these participants, there are data related to relationships with other family members, perceptions of family members, and views on key social issues. Demographic information includes gender, marital status, education level, religion, age, race, ethnicity, and employment status.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of the Family Exchanges Study was to expand knowledge of intergenerational transfers by addressing the psychological processes underlying family support. Of specific interest were how and why individuals choose between self, spouse, parent, and children, as well as how they choose among multiple parents or stepparents and children in allocation of their time, emotional energy, and material assets. The study explored how people's motives differ with regard to tangible and non-tangible allocations in both the present and future time frames.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted and do not contain any weights.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Presence of Common Scales: Familialism Scale, Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)
  • Methods

    Response Rates: 75 percent of target adults, 74 percent of parents, 75 percent of offspring, 73 percent of spouses
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Target Dataset
    • DS2: Spouse Dataset
    • DS3: Parent Dataset
    • DS4: Offspring Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2008-01 / 2008-10
    Time period: 2008-01--2008-10
  • 2007-01 / 2008-10
    Collection date: 2007-01--2008-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 40-60 living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties -- Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery -- with at least one living parent and one living offspring over 18 years of age. Smallest Geographic Unit: None
Sampling
The target populations were White and African Americans between 40 and 60 years of age living in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties -- Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery. A listed household sample of 13,892 telephone numbers was purchased from Genesys Sampling Systems. The list contained a variety of information about the household that could be used to target selected groups including age/gender of family members, income, dwelling unit size, etc. Genesys also identified and targeted for sample selection census blocks with high densities of Whites and African Americans. Phone numbers were randomly selected from the listed household database, using age and gender as the selection variables.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), telephone interview, web-based survey

    The linking variable FAMID can be used to link the four datasets.

    This collection represents the first wave of the Family Exchanges Study. ICPSR has not received additional waves of the Family Exchanges Study at this time.

    For more information, please refer to the Family Exchanges Study Web site.

Note
2016-04-14 This collection has been fully curated, and was updated to include SPSS, SAS, and Stata data and setup files, a tab-delimited data file, an R data file, and PDF codebooks, questionnaires, and other documentation. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (AG027769).
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36360 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36360.v2
Publications
  • Bangerter, Lauren R., Kim, Kyungmin, Zarit, Steven H., Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L.. Perceptions of giving support and depressive symptoms in late life. Gerontologist.55, (5), 770-779.2015.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/gnt210 (DOI)
  • Cheng, Yen-Pi, Birditt, Kira S., Zarit, Steven H., Fingerman, Karen L.. Young adults’ provision of support to middle-aged parents. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.70, (3), 407-416.2015.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbt108 (DOI)
  • Kim, Kyungmin, Zarit, Steven H., Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L.. Discrepancy in reports of support exchanges between parents and adult offspring: Within- and between-family differences. Journal of Family Psychology.28, (2), 168-179.2014.
    • ID: 10.1037/a0035735 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen L., Cheng, Yen-Pi, Cichy, Kelly E., Birditt, Kira S., Zarit, Steven. Help with “'strings attached”': Offspring perceptions that middle-aged parents offer conflicted support. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.68, (6), 902-911.2013.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbt032 (DOI)
  • Hartnett, Caroline Sten, Furstenberg, Frank F., Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L.. Parental support during young adulthood: Why does assistance decline with age?. Journal of Family Issues.34, (7), 975-1007.2013.
    • ID: 10.1177/0192513X12454657 (DOI)
  • Jensen, Alexander C., Whiteman, Shawn D., Fingerman, Karen L., Birditt, Kira S.. 'Life still isn't fair'”: Parental differential treatment of young adult siblings. Journal of Marriage and Family.75, (2), 438-452.2013.
    • ID: 10.1111/jomf.12002 (DOI)
  • Kim, Kyungmin, Eggebeen, David J., Zarit, Steven H., Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L.. Agreement between aging parent’s bequest intention and middle-aged child’s inheritance expectation. Gerontologist.53, (6), 1020-1031.2013.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/gns147 (DOI)
  • Birditt, Kira S., Tighe, Lauren A., Fingerman, Karen L., Zarit, Steven H.. Intergenerational relationship quality across three Generations. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.67, (5), 627-638.2012.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbs050 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, K.L., Cheng, Y.-P., Tighe, L.A., Birditt, K.S., Zarit, S.H.. Relationships between young adults and their parents. Early Adulthood in a Family Context, Symposium on Family Issues.New York, NY: Springer. 2012.
    • ID: 10.1007/978-1-4614-1436-0_5 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, K.L., Pillemer, K.A., Silverstein, M., Suitor, J.J.. The Baby Boomers' intergenerational relationships. Gerontologist.52, (2), 199-209.2012.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/gnr139 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen L., Cheng, Yen-Pi, Birditt, Kira, Zarit, Steven. Only as happy as the least happy child: Multiple grown children's problems and successes and middle-aged parents’ well-being. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.67B, (2), 184-193.2012.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbr086 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen L., Cheng, Yen-Pi, Wesselmann, Eric D., Zarit, Steven, Furstenberg, Frank, Birditt, Kira S.. Helicopter parents and landing pad kids: Intense parental support of grown children. Journal of Marriage and Family.74, (4), 880-896.2012.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00987.x (DOI)
  • Lee, J.E., Zarit, S.H., Rovine, M.J., Birditt, K.S., Fingerman, K.L.. Middle-aged couples’ exchanges of support with aging parents: Patterns and association with marital satisfaction. Gerontology.58, (1), 88-96.2012.
    • ID: 10.1159/000324512 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen L., Pitzer, Lindsay M., Chan, Wai, Birditt, Kira, Franks, Melissa M., Zarit, Steven. Who gets what and why? Help middle-aged adults provide to parents and grown children. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.66B, (1), 87-98.2011.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbq009 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen L., VanderDrift, Laura E., Dotterer, Aryn M., Birditt, Kira S., Zarit, Steven H.. Support to aging parents and grown children in Black and White families. Gerontologist.51, (4), 441-452.2011.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/gnq114 (DOI)
  • Kim, Kyungmin, Zarit, Steven H., Eggebeen, David J., Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L.. Discrepancies in reports of support exchanges between aging parents and their middle-aged children. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.66B, (5), 527-537.2011.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbr029 (DOI)
  • Birditt, Kira S., Fingerman, Karen L., Zarit, Steven H.. Adult children’s' problems and auccesses: Implications for intergenerational ambivalence. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.65B, (2), 145-153.2010.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbp125 (DOI)
  • Fingerman, Karen, Miller, Laura, Birditt, Kira, Zarit, Steven. Giving to the good and the needy: Parental support of grown children. Journal of Marriage and Family.71, (5), 1220-1233.2009.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00665.x (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2016-05-03 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2016-01-29

Fingerman, Karen (2016): Family Exchanges Study Wave 1. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36360.v1