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dc.contributor.authorJongjit Rittirongen_US
dc.contributor.authorจงจิตต์ ฤทธิรงค์en_US
dc.contributor.authorPramote Prasartkulen_US
dc.contributor.authorปราโมทย์ ประสาทกุลen_US
dc.contributor.authorRindfuss, Ronald R.en_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol University. Institute for Population and Social Research-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Population and Social Studies. Vol.21, No.2 (2013), 133-153en_US
dc.description.abstractIn many parts of the developing world, massive movement of young adults from rural to urban areas has been occurring, raising the question of family support for rural elderly. This study investigates whether rural elderly in Northeast Thailand have children living in their village, if yes, how close to the elderly's dwelling unit, and what determines the availability of children. Traditionally, Thai elderly in rural areas rely on their kin as care givers, especially their children. This study employs a rich longitudinal data set containing individual -, household -, and village - level characteristics. Social network data are used to measure child - parent ties within the village. Geographic information system (GIS) techniques are used to measure the distance between the elderly to their nearest son and/or daughter. Logistic regression models are estimated to understand demographic and economic factors related to the availability of children. Despite high rural - urban migration, most elderly have children living in the village. The preference for matrilocal residence is evidenced by patterns of co - residence and distances between non - co - residing children and their parents. These patterns are consistent with evidence from the qualitative part of the study. In the logistic regression analyses, demographic factors are found to be consistently more important than socio - economic factors.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.subjectKinship networken_US
dc.subjectSocial networken_US
dc.subjectCare giveren_US
dc.subjectSpatial patternen_US
dc.subjectOpen Access articleen_US
dc.subjectJournal of Population and Social Studiesen_US
dc.titleAvailability of adult children with elderly parents and their spatial patterns: evidence from a rural district, northeastern Thailanden_US
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