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Intergenerational Exchanges: Qualitative Evidence from Singapore

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The paper compares the findings on intergenerational exchanges from two sets of focus group discussions (FGDs) conducted in Singapore. The FGDs were held among the Chinese, Malay and Indian elderly (above 60 years), the near elderly (50-59 years) and adult children (30-49 years). The findings indicated that there was a considerable amount of support exchanges between the older generations and their children. Elderly men tended to perform tasks outside the home, while elderly women's functions were usually restricted within the home. While the near elderly were active both in the workforce and at home, they had lower expectations from their children regarding support in old age in contrast to the elderly. Cross-cultural nuances emerged. The Chinese tended to state their future expectations, especially financial, clearly to their children while the Malays and Indians left it to the conscience of their offspring. Across all the ethnic groups, participants reiterated their desire to save and provide inheritance to their children, although cultural priorities differed.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Social Work and Psychology National University of Singapore


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