Status of the elderly: economic and familial antecedents

Journal of Marriage and the Family Published In Pages: 267-275
By Lee, Gary R.


Higher status of the elderly will be associated with agricultural rather than exploitative economies, extended rather than nuclear family organization, inheritance of real property, and patrilocal rather than other residence patterns (270).


Type of economy, postmarital residence, and family organization were significant variables in this model.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
multiple regressionPartially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN