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Financial and Practical Kin Support in Sweden: Normative Guidelines and Practice

Magazine article
Authors Ulla Björnberg
Hans Ekbrand
Published in Journal of Comparative Family Studies
Volume 39
Issue 1
Pages 73-95
ISSN 0047-2328
Publication year 2008
Published at Department of Sociology
Pages 73-95
Language en
Keywords intergenerational support, family relations
Subject categories Sociology


The article focuses on giving and reception of practical support to and by members of the family belonging to different generations in Sweden. It examines what people consider as appropriate pertaining to the role of needs, emotional closeness and family of origin for giving and receiving practical support. It also distinguished different motives behind material and practical support exchanged between family members. The research suggest that family support is conditionally linked to needs such as a normative obligation and to motives to sustain personal relationships through strengthening emotional ties.

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