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In a 2007 study- of 21 countries- middle-aged and older adults expressed a strong feeling of responsibility between generations in their family, with the strongest in Saudi Arabia, India, and turkey.



- more than 80% of middle-aged and older adults reported that adults have a duty to care for their parents and parents-in-laws in the time of need later in life.



- middle-aged adults transmit values to younger generation.



- middle aged adults have been described as the "sandwich," "squeezed, "or "over loaded" generation because they have responsibilities for their adolescent and young adult children on one hand and their aging parents on the other.



- by middle-age more than 40% of adult children (most of them daughters) provide care for aging parents are parents in law



- this support might involve locating a nursing home and monitoring it's quality, procuring medical services, arranging public service assistance, and handling finances.



- in some cases, adult children provide direct assistance with daily living, including eating, bathing, and dressing. Even less severely impaired older adults may need help with shopping, housework, transportation, and home maintenance, and bill paying.


- as adult children become middle aged, they often develop more positive perceptions of their parents.
- for example, similarity between parents and an adult child is most noticeable in religion and politics, least in gender roles, lifestyle, and work orientation.


- children who spent more time and shared activities with their parents and were given more financial support by them earlier in their lives provided more support to their parents when they became older.



- children of divorced parents are likely to end their own marriage then where children with intact, never divorced families.




- in one study, mothers and their daughters had a much closer relationship during their adult years than mothers and sons, fathers and daughters, and fathers and sons.



- also in the study, married men were more involved with their wives families them their own