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dc.contributor.advisorGanong, Lawrence H.eng
dc.contributor.authorRothrauff, Tanja C., 1969-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 24, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. Lawrence Ganong.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionPh.D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Human environmental sciences.eng
dc.description.abstractInter-vivos transfers, or support given to others during a person's lifetime, are vital to the economy, public resource preservation, and social policies. The increasing prevalence of childlessness among older adults and their often ample resources warrant an investigation into their inter-vivos transfers and an understanding of predictors of giving. This dissertation explored mid- to later-life childless adults' (N = 339) inter-vivos transfers of emotional, instrumental, and financial support to kin and non-kin and examined two individual-level and six social-level predictors of making those transfers using data from the second wave of the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS2). In addition, the relationship between inter-vivos transfers, social-level predictors of giving, and the childless adults' sex and marital status were identified. Results indicated more similarities than differences in giving between childless women and childless men as well as between ever married and never married childless adults, none of the social-level predictors were related to inter-vivos transfers, and sex and marital status rarely moderated the relationship between inter-vivos transfers and the social-level predictors of giving.eng
dc.format.extentviii, 109 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc609904955eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/7194
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/7194eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshChildlessness -- Economic aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshMiddle age -- Social networkseng
dc.subject.lcshGenerosity -- Econometric modelseng
dc.subject.lcshAltruismeng
dc.titleOlder childless adults' inter-vivos transfers of emotional, instrumental, and financial support and predictors of giving to kin and non-kineng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman development and family studies (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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