This paper uses data on intergenerational support and contact in 4,055 parent-child dyads drawn from the Netherlands Kinship Panel Study to test explanations of response discrepancies in paired parent and child reports of intergenerational support and contact. The explanations focus on sources of bias and inaccurate reporting. The results do not show a systematic bias of parents compared to children as predicted by the generational stake hypothesis. Rather, response discrepancies are shown to be attributable to biases of parents and children because of social desirability, dissatisfaction with the level of support, and perceived relationship quality, and to inaccurate reporting by respondents with lower levels of education.
|Journal||Mens en Maatschappij|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|