The impact of migration on family solidarity types

H. Baykara-Krumme, T. Fokkema

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This paper aims to expand knowledge on the effects of international migration on parent-adult child relationships. We develop a typology of families, include non-migrant families in the country of origin for comparison, and consider transnational families. Analyses are based on the Turkish 2000 Families Study, using information on adult non-coresident children about their relationships with their parents. Latent class analysis shows four family solidarity types whose prevalence differ across the migrant groups. The proportion of the full-solidarity type is larger and that of the autonomous family type is smaller in first- and second-generation migrant families than in stayer families in Turkey. In transnational families there is less full solidarity and autonomous relationships are more common. All migrant groups display less advice-oriented and more material-oriented support relationships. These results indicate stronger family cohesion in non-transnational migrant families and few changes across migrant generations. Observed differences are not due to composition effects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Aging
PublisherOxford University Press
Volume1, Issue suppl_1
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • migration
  • family solidarity


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