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The sandwich generation in Brazil: demographic determinants and implications

Author(s):
Campos de Lima, Everton Emanuel [1] ; Tomas, Maria Carolina [2] ; Queiroz, Bernardo Lanza [3]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Filosofia & Ciencias Humanas, BR-13081970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Pontificia Univ Catolica Minas Gerais, Dept Sociol, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Minas Gerais, Fac Ciencias Econ, Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA LATINOAMERICANA DE POBLACION; v. 9, n. 16, p. 59-73, JAN-JUN 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The paper analyzes the demographic determinants and implications of the `sandwich generation' in Brazil. This generation is characterized by women who are likely to devote a significant amount of time to caring for both young children and elderly parents. In the past few decades, Brazil has been facing a rapid fertility and mortality decline, but the average fertility age has changed very little. The combination of these elements has had socioeconomic consequences on women and families. More specifically, we investigate: (i) what is the probability of a woman having a young child (less than one year of age) and a living parent; (ii) what is the average time that women spend within the sandwich generation and how has this duration changed over time; and (iii) what is the average age when children experience a grandparent's death. We use a SOCSIM microsimulation to analyze these three questions. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/05129-4 - European Population Conference 2014
Grantee:Everton Emanuel Campos de Lima
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Meeting - Abroad