親子世代的財務支援、照顧需要對老人居住安排與 生活滿意度影響之研究The Influence of Financial Support and Physical Care Between the Two Generations of Parents and Children on Living Arrangements and Life Satisfaction
The purpose of this paper is first of all to explore how financial support, physical care, and the independence of the elderly influence both the present and ideal living arrangements for the elderly.Secondly, the LISREL model is applied to explore the reciprocal relationships between the 2nd
generation’s altruistic behavior and the living arrangements and life satisfaction of the elderly. The empirical results reveal that the widows or widowers, as well as the elderly who receive care from their children, are apt to choose to live with their children. The parents’ altruistic behavior, however,may have a stronger effect on living arrangement choices than the 2nd generation’s altruistic behavior.The elderly who own real estate and who are able to arrange their everyday activities by themselves have a higher probability of living alone. The results are expected to explain the factors influencing the living arrangements between parents and children, and imply that following the demands of the elderly regarding living arrangements raises the degree of the elderly’s life satisfaction.
Key words: financial support, need for physical care, living arrangements, the degree of