Papers

Workpackage 1

Policies and the life course: Gender and generations

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intergenerational_regimes_for_Multinks_D1.31.pdf (113 kB)

Can we identify intergenerational policy regimes in Europe?

This is the deliverable based on the paper written by Chiara Saraceno and Wolfgang Keck (see below).

July 25, 2011
saraceno1.doc (24 kB)

Can we identify intergenerational policy regimes in Europe?

This paper written by Chiara Saraceno and Wolfgang Keck has been published in European Societies (click the link for direct access to the abstract).

Full reference:
Saraceno, C., & Keck, W., (2010) Can we identify intergenerational policy regimes in Europe? European Societies, 12(5), pp. 675-696.

April 6, 2010
2010-04-06_saraceno1.doc (24 kB)

Childcare needs and childcare policies: A multidimensional issue

This paper written by Chiara Saraceno was published in Current Sociology (click the link for direct access to the abstract).

Full reference:
Saraceno C. (2011). Childcare needs and childcare policies: a multidimensional issue. Current sociology, 59(1), pp. 78-96

April 6, 2010
technical-report-version-1-21.pdf (473 kB)

Database on Intergenerational Policy Indicators: Methodological Report

This technical report on the Multilinks Database on Intergenerational Policy Indicators provides a discussion of the indicators available and how they were constructed. It also shows how the actual database can be used. The database is only accessible to Multilinks members until further notice.

December 22, 2009
Report_Saraceno_Keck_Nov081.pdf (509 kB)

The institutional framework of intergenerational family obligations in Europe:The institutional framework of intergenerational family obligations in Europe: A conceptual and methodological overview

This (first) deliverable resulting from workpackage 1 has been sent to the EC. Please see the paper, written by Chiara Saraceno, Wolfgang Keck, for further details.

April 8, 2009

Workpackage 2

Living arrangements, formal/informal care, and integration

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Multilinks_deliverable_D2.31.pdf (199 kB)

Living arrangements, intergenerational support types and older adult loneliness in Eastern and Western Europe

The aim of this deliverable was to investigate older adult loneliness as linked with living arrangements and intergenerational support, using data of the Generations and Gender Surveys for East and West European countries. Written by Jenny Gierveld, Pearl Dykstra and Niels Schenk.

July 25, 2011
Deliverable_2_-_The_intermediate_effect_of_geographic_proximity_on_intergenerational_support1.pdf (578 kB)

Second Multilinks deliverable in workpackage 2

The second deliverable for workpackage 2: The intermediate effect of geographic proximity on intergenerational support. A comparison of France and Bulgaria. Written by Leen Heylen, Dimitri Mortelmans, Kim Boudiny and Maarten Hermans.

February 23, 2011
Deliverable_1_-_Cello_-_Heylen-Mortelmans1.pdf (392 kB)

Explaining parent-child proximity in Eastern and Western Europe: a micro and macro perspective

The first deliverable for workpackage 2: Explaining parent-child proximity in Eastern and Western Europe: a micro and macro perspective, written by Leen Heylen and Dimitri Mortelmans.

September 21, 2009

Workpackage 3

Family structures and solidarity patterns

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consequences_of_intergenerational_solidarity_D3.3__Moor___Komter_1.pdf (194 kB)

Consequences of intergenerational family solidarity for mental health: Family ties as buffers or stressors?

This is the third Multilinks deliverable within workpackage 3. Nienke Moor and Aafke Komter examine how ties with parents, siblings, a partner and children affect people’s mental well-being. Because the authors aim to study the possible consequences of demographic changes for depressive mood, they explicitly focus on the number of family ties people have, rather than on their quality.

April 4, 2011
impact_of_demographic_changes_D3.2__Moor___Komter_1.pdf (223 kB)

The impact of demographic changes on intergenerational solidarity in families

This article is the second deliverable within workpackage 3. It examines how demographic characteristics relating to fertility, mortality, divorce, and stepfamily formation affect emotional support between parents and children in Europe. Nienke Moor and Aafke Komter studied emotional support up and down family lineages.

April 4, 2011
Demographic_changes_intergenerational_solidarity_and_well-being_in_Europe_final__Moor___Komter_1.pdf (133 kB)

Multilinks position paper: Demographic changes, intergenerational solidarity and well-being in Europe: a comparative approach

In this first working paper for workpackage 3 Nienke Moor and Aafke Komter give an overview of the demographic trends that occurred in Europe over the last decades, and describe some of the main aspects on which European populations differ.

April 4, 2011
dykstra_fokkema_a_s_101.pdf (118 kB)

Relationships between parents and their adult children: a West European typology of late-life families.

Relationships between parents and their adult children: a West European typology of late-life families. Using multiple dimensions of intergenerational solidarity drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, Pearl Dykstra and Tineke Fokkema develop a typology of late-life families which is robust across northern, central and southern regions.

February 23, 2011
Family_constellations_in_EuropeWP3_final1.pdf (570 kB)

Deliverable 3.1: Family Constellations in Europe

This deliverable uses UN data to provide an overview of how demographic development have changed family constellations over the years. GGS data is used to provide an overview of the current state of family constellations in various European countries.

January 21, 2010

Workpackage 4

Values, gender, and solidarity

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MULTILINKS_deliverable_D4.11.pdf (76 kB)

Views on life course markers and life phases of men and women: some finding from the European Social Survey PHASES OF MEN AND WOMEN: SOME FINDINGS FROM THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL SURVEY

In this deliverable Gunhild Hagestad discusses results from the Lifetiming module in the ESS round 3 questionnaire.

August 1, 2011
herlofson_deliverable1.pdf (691 kB)

Intergenerational family responsibility and solidarity in Europe

The aim of work package 4 is to study variations in support for family obligations within and across countries, to examine the relationship between attitudes towards family responsibility and actual provision of support, and to explore the impact of family and health changes on attitudes and support patterns. In this deliverable Katharina Herlofson, Gunhild Hagestad, Britt Slagsvold and Anne-Mette Sørensen review a number of analyses which have been carried out within the framework of work package 4.

April 26, 2011
Van_Bavel_Dykstra_Wijckmans_Liefbroer_-_Multilinks_Deliverable_4_21.pdf (347 kB)

Deliverable 4.2: Demographic Change and Family Obligations

Using Dutch GGS data, this deliverable synthesizes some key findings from research in Workpackage 4. The aim of that workpackage is to gain insight in differential feelings of family obligations.

March 31, 2010
IDWP2010-01_Wijckmans_and_Van_Bavel_-_Divorce_and_family__obligations1.pdf (272 kB)

Working Paper 2

The second working paper for WP4 is a report on divorce and intergenerational family obligations using the Dutch GGS, written by Belinda Wijckmans and Jan van Bavel.

March 30, 2010

Workpackage 5

Intergenerational transfers, labour force participation, and integration

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MULTILINKS_deliverable_5.31.pdf (200 kB)

Ties between Parents and their Adult Children: A Western European Typology of Late-Life Families

Using multiple dimensions of intergenerational solidarity drawn from the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, Pearl Dykstra and Tineke Fokkema develop a typology of late-life families which is robust across northern, central and southern regions.

July 25, 2011
Report_on_intergenerational_transfers_and_employment1.pdf (288 kB)

Report on the comparative study on intergenerational transfers and women’s labour force participation

The second deliverable for workpackage 5, on the comparative study on intergenerational transfers and women’s labour force participation. The report was written by Arnstein Aassve, Bruno Arpino and Alice Goisis.

September 21, 2009
methods_report1.pdf (139 kB)

Short report on methodology for analysing intergenerational relationships in a comparative perspective

A short report on methodology for analysing intergenerational relationships in a comparative perspective, deliverable 5.1 can be downloaded from our website. This deliverable was written by Arnstein Aassve, Bruno Arpino and Nicolas Robette.

September 21, 2009

Workpackage 6

Synthesis of findings from the multilinks framework

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List_of_publications_multilinks1.doc (101 kB)

Overview of MULTILINKS publications (updated July 3 2012)

This document contains an overview of all published publications stemming from the MULTILINKS project.

July 3, 2012
Symposium_Overview.doc (28 kB)

Overview of MULTILINKS symposium at GSA

Symposium on MULTILINKS at the 64th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America in Boston.

November 16, 2011
Intergenerational_family_relationships_in_ageing__societies_aug10.doc1.pdf (798 kB)

Intergenerational family relationships in ageing societies

This report is written by Pearl Dykstra for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe.

September 15, 2011
Multilinks_key_findings_final_report_D6.11.pdf (368 kB)

Key findings from the MULTILINKS research programme

This report by Pearl Dykstra describes key findings from MULTILINKS. The key findings are examples of research where MULTILINKS has brought new and unique insights, and these pertain to macro and micro views of family constellations, East-West differences in family patterns, generational interdependencies, attitudes versus behaviour in families, and intergenerational policies versus regimes.

August 1, 2011
Report_Rotterdam_meeting1.pdf (80 kB)

Report of final progress meeting in Rotterdam

July 25, 2011
Report_final_policy_conference_Rotterdam1.pdf (140 kB)

Report of final policy conference in Rotterdam

July 25, 2011
MULTILINKS_deliverable_6_21.pdf (147 kB)

The Multilinks data base on the institutional framework of intergenerational family obligations in Europe. Conceptual framework, indicators and first analyses.

his deliverable contains the final report concerning the Multilinks database developed at WZB. Written by Chiara Saraceno and Wolfgang Keck.

July 25, 2011
Aassve_-_methods_report_FINAL1.pdf (761 kB)

Report on methodology issues in the Multilinks project

Written by Arnstein Aassve, this report gives an overview of the technical aspects of the analyses implemented in the project. The report focuses on those papers that raise methodological issues from a statistical point of view.

July 1, 2011
Fifth_Policy_Brief_Multilinks1.pdf (124 kB)

5th MULTILINKS policy brief

Since the 1970s family formation patterns have been changing as the result of the emergence of unmarried cohabitation, the rise in divorce, the postponement of childbearing, and so forth. In this policy brief, Arnstein Aassve and Nicolas Robette try to understand the extent to which traditional family formation patterns persist and new ones are emerging.

May 11, 2011
Multilinks_final_progress_meeting1.zip (2 MB)

Presentations of final progress meeting

All presentations held at the final Multilinks progress meeting in Rotterdam are combined into this zip archive.

February 15, 2011
Multilinks_policy_conference_Rotterdam1.zip (4 MB)

Presentations Rotterdam Policy Conference

This zip archive contains the presentations of the Multilinks policy conference held on February 10 2011 in Rotterdam.

February 15, 2011
ML_Oslo1.zip (2 MB)

Presentations of Oslo progress meeting

All available presentations of the Multilinks progress meeting are archived into one zip file. Presentation of the Multilinks policy advisory board members are available on request.

September 21, 2010
Fourth_Policy_brief_Multilinks1.pdf (121 kB)

4th MULTILINKS Policy Brief

In this fourth Multilinks Policy Brief, we illustrate the advantages of the GGS by focusing on diversity in partnerships, childlessness among women and men, and the generational structure of kin networks. This policy brief was written by Allan Puur, Luule Sakkeus, Niels Schenk, Asta Põldma and Pearl Dykstra.

May 26, 2010
Report_Milan_meeting1.pdf (92 kB)

Report of the Milano Multilinks meeting

The report briefly summarizes the fourth progress meeting held in Milano on March 25-26.

May 21, 2010
Third_Policy_brief_Multilinks1.pdf (99 kB)

3rd MULTILINKS Policy Brief

In this third Policy Brief, the assumptions on how welfare state arrangements might shape intergenerational family solidarity are summarized. Results of explicit tests of these assumptions are presented. The findings call for a more holistic and more differentiated perspective on the role of European welfare states in intergenerational transfers in families. This policy brief was written by Niels Schenk and Pearl Dykstra.

April 4, 2010
Second_Policy_Brief_MULTILINKS1.pdf (110 kB)

2nd MULTILINKS Policy Brief

In this second Policy Brief, opinions of Europeans on the timing of retirement are presented and evaluated in the light of European-wide targets set in Stockholm and Barcelona to increase labour force participation of older adults. This focus on the opinions of Europeans on retirement supplements the largely economic perspective usually taken with regard to discussing retirement issues. This policy brief was written by Aat Liefbroer.

April 4, 2010
First_Policy_Brief_Multilinks1.pdf (127 kB)

1st MULTILINKS Policy Brief

In this first Multilinks policy brief, the legal and policy frameworks regulating intergenerational obligations are selected and assembled for all EU 27 countries to offer a contextual basis for the comparative analysis of patterns of intergenerational relationships. This policy brief was written by Chiara Saraceno, Wolfgang Keck and Pearl Dykstra.

April 4, 2010
Report_Tallinnn_meeting.pdf (62 kB)

Report of the Multilinks third progress meeting

This report summarizes the third Multilinks progress meeting held in Tallinn in October 2009.

February 8, 2010
Deliverables_7.3_8.2_8.31.pdf (133 kB)

Deliverables 7.3 , 8.2 & 8.3

Report of the first Multilinks policy conference (deliverable D7.3), the second progress meeting (deliverable D8.2), and the second meeting with the Scientific Advisory Board (deliverable D8.3).

March 30, 2009
Report_second_meeting_Multilinks_D8.2_D8.41.pdf (158 kB)

Deliverables 8.2 and 8.4

Report of the Multilinks first progress meeting and of the first meeting with the Multilinks Policy Advisory Board.

March 27, 2009
Report_kick-off_and_first_meeting_D8.1_D8.31.pdf (89 kB)

Deliverables 8.1 and 8.3

Report of Multilinks kick-off meeting and of the first meeting with the Multilinks Scientific Advisory Board.

March 27, 2009
Presentations_Brussels1.zip (6 MB)

Presentations Brussels

This zip file contains all the presentations held at the Multilinks meeting in Brussels.

March 23, 2009
Multilinks_powerpoint_template.pot (96 kB)

Multilinks Powerpoint Template

This is the default Multilinks powerpoint template.

March 17, 2009