Family structure and the status of the elderly: a preliminary empirical study

Journal of Comparative Family Studies Vol/Iss. 10 Published In Pages: 429-443
By Lee, Gary R., Kezis, Mindy


The status of the elderly will be positively associated with unlineal descent, with a patrilineal system predicting high elderly male status and a matrilineal system predicting high elderly female status (432).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Gamma, Eta-squaredPartially supportedUNKNOWNUNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
DescentIndependentRule Of Descent
Status Of The ElderlyDependentStatus And Treatment Of The Aged