In the international literature, the principal task of grandparents is generally recognized as helping their children in providing childcare. Most of those studies analyzed grandparental childcare on the whole population, and few have focused on co-resident grandparent(s), which turns out to be an understudied topic in the European context. Further, most of them investigated the effect of childcare on grandparents’ health status. However, the elderly population can both provide and receive care. Using two Italian surveys released by the Italian National Institute of Statistics, the “Social Condition and Integration of Foreign Citizen (2011–2012)” and the “Multiscopo–Aspetti della vita quotidiana (2011)”, the study aims to analyze differences in grandparental childcare provided by co-resident grandparents between Italian and migrant households, considering both the role played by grandparents’ self-rated health (SRH) and gender. We identify four grandparents’ profiles by combining grandparents’ SRH and their attitude towards looking after their grandchild(ren). Subsequently, we apply multinomial logistic regressions, and we compute average marginal effects to facilitate results interpretations. Results display that migrant co-resident grandparents are less likely to declare bad SRH and no-childcare and are more likely to declare good SRH and to provide childcare than Italian grandparents. Moreover, when considering gender differences, the real role is revealed: we find that women have a higher probability to report poor health and care for their grandchild(ren) than men. Such findings illustrate that grandparents’ cohabitation decision is based upon the difference between their need for care and offer to care, and second, in addition to migrant status and SRH, gender is a determinant of grandparents’ childcare: women look after their grandchild(ren) more than men, whatever their health status.
Trappolini, E., Rimoldi, S., & Terzera, L. (2021). Co-Resident Grandparent: A Burden or a Relief? A Comparison of Gender Roles between Italians and Migrants. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN DYNAMICS, 3.
|Citazione:||Trappolini, E., Rimoldi, S., & Terzera, L. (2021). Co-Resident Grandparent: A Burden or a Relief? A Comparison of Gender Roles between Italians and Migrants. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN DYNAMICS, 3.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Co-Resident Grandparent: A Burden or a Relief? A Comparison of Gender Roles between Italians and Migrants|
|Autori:||Trappolini, E; Rimoldi, S; Terzera, L|
TRAPPOLINI, ELEONORA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Rivista:||FRONTIERS IN HUMAN DYNAMICS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fhumd.2021.642728|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|