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The protective effect of taking care of grandchildren on elders' mental health? Associations between changing patterns of intergenerational exchanges and the reduction of elders' loneliness and depression between 1993 and 2007 in Taiwan

Published inBMC Public Health, vol. 13, no. 1, 567
Publication date2013
Abstract

The 20th century's rapid industrialization and urbanization brought important social changes to Taiwan, including an increased number of elders living alone, which has increased risk of depression for the elderly. This study aimed to evaluate the changing pattern regarding the effect of intergenerational exchanges on elders' depressive symptoms from 1993 to 2007.

Keywords
  • Aging
  • Elder
  • Intergenerational exchange
  • Depression
  • Loneliness
  • CES-D
  • Mental health
  • Taking care of
  • Grandchildren
  • Study of Health and Living Status of the Middle-Aged and Elderly in Taiwan
  • Taiwan
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TSAI, Feng-Jen, MOTAMED, Sandrine, ROUGEMONT, André. The protective effect of taking care of grandchildren on elders” mental health? Associations between changing patterns of intergenerational exchanges and the reduction of elders” loneliness and depression between 1993 and 2007 in Taiwan. In: BMC Public Health, 2013, vol. 13, n° 1, p. 567. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-567
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