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.

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.

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.

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.

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.