This applies to the death of the irst and that an extensive window of longitudinal obser- the second parent, although each of these tran- vation is necessary to provide an adequate sitions entails speciic shifts that are important assessment of effects on subjective well-being. On the strength of emotional ties, it might indicate the other hand, research has demonstrated that the importance of personal identiication with the impact of major life events on subjective same-gender parents who serve as role models well-being is often transient.
As suggested by well into adulthood Umberson, In particular, there In the absence of nuanced longitudinal is a lack of longitudinal research into gender assessments tracing the process of ilial bereave- differences as daughters and sons move through ment from pre- to postevent stages, it remains different stages of ilial bereavement, including unknown whether the same is true for the loss anticipation of and adaptation to the loss of of a parent.
Open questions in this regard are mothers and fathers. Even less is known about the moderating of subjective well-being.
Extant studies have revealed substan- or complicated by data limitations in terms of tial heterogeneity in the effects of parental death a restricted age range of study samples and on outcomes in adult children. Previous studies have Chen, This differ- this transition occurs on time or off time Elder, ence is typically attributed to the special quality Younger adults who are confronted of the attachment bonds between children and with an untimely death of a parent experience their mothers, who act as primary caregivers in an off-time transition that is out of step with childhood and continue to invest more in family the predictable sequence of family transitions relationships across the life span Bowlby, ; Hagestad, These nonnormative events Umberson, Findings indicating that daughters suffer in subjective well-being.
More consistent evidence has Data emerged for the gender constellation of the Our empirical analysis was based on data parent—child dyad, in particular with regard to from 29 waves — of the German the mother—daughter tie. The tion, and c the respondent was observed at least SOEP is a large-scale survey representative of once before and once after the death year of the the German adult population ages 17 and over parent. Schupp, A survey questions included since in the core total of 1, individuals met these criteria. There was little overlap between these sam- ples.
Only individuals experienced the death of their irst and second parent across their win- Sample selection dow of observation. To explore this possibility, we focal event.
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Furthermore, we constrained the age selected two analytical samples to distinguish range of observations by an upper bound of between loss of the irst parent and loss of the 70 years. These restrictions yielded observation second parent. Sample 1, pertaining to the irst totals i. These statistics highlight two Measures important issues that motivated the choice of our Dependent variable.
The dependent variable analytical approach in the multivariate analyses. This construct is widely used in research uals, as compared to 1, distinct individuals in on life events and subjective well-being see Sample 2 death of the second parent. Because of such as affective well-being, mental health, these differences, Sample 2 did not provide suf- and physical health, and it shows discriminant icient statistical power to address all variation validity from such related constructs Diener along gender lines, as the analysis of parental et al.
According to the methodological regard to age at death. Bias toward sensitivity, and reliability Diener et al. We used a set of dummy not been recognized in previous studies. This lar approach. In additional tions with regard to the very rare experience analyses we used larger sets of dummy variables of repeated off-time events. For these reasons, to expand the window of observation on both we restricted all gender-speciic and age-speciic ends i.
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These alternative speciications did thus focusing only on the death of the irst parent. In Controls.
We used six sets of control variables. We found no such category encompassing a 5-year interval refer- effects. Finally, we added controls for changes ence: 46—50 years. The data in Table 2 comprise descriptive time dummies. Second, we used a similar set statistics for all variables included in the multi- of controls for period effects, collapsing survey variate models, shown separately for each of the years into 5-year intervals.
Third, we considered time periods surrounding parental death events. The main beneit of Table 2. Inactive Unemp. SRHb Sample 1: First parent 5—2 years before 6. We retained information about the levels sample had experienced the event; at age 50, two of life satisfaction around which intra-individual of three respondents had lost their irst parent. This constant represented the grand mean ered all gender combinations of a parent—child of life satisfaction over all individuals in the dyad: daughter—mother, son—mother, daughter— reference period of 5 to 2 years before a par- father, and son—father.
To capture Our analyses comprised two modeling steps. Next, i. Estimates are conditional on covariates from Model 1 death of irst parent and Model 2 death of second parent. See Table 2 for details on the estimation. Although events: Compared with the reference period, the overall levels of life satisfaction conditional year of parent loss involved average declines on covariates were higher among those who of 0.
Model 1 controls for time dummy variables for the death of the second parent. Model 2 controls for time dummy variables for the death of the irst parent. Models include lag variable for missing information about self-rated health. For both 50 shown separately for daughters and sons. Details about the models that ent. It is important to note, however, that the form the basis of the plots presented in Figure 2 effects shown in Figure 1 are modest in size, separately for mothers Model 3 and fathers each amounting to approximately 0.
To examine age and gender differences in the At an off-time age of 30, the drop was almost impact of ilial bereavement, each plot comprises twice as large, amounting to 0. Figure 2. Mother's death Father's death 6. See Table 4 for details on the estimation. Both models control for age, period, marital status, employment status, self-rated health, and period dummy variables for the death of the second parent.
See Table 3 for details on the control variables. These age effects were similar for daughters two notable differences. First, daughters dif- and sons.
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This was further corroborated by addi- fered from sons in the pre-event period. In subsequent years, the mother. This supports one of the effects for sons than for daughters. Consistent The overall pattern of indings shown in with earlier work Umberson, , our ind- Figure 2 direct attention, irst, to the conse- ings direct attention to the mother—daughter tie, quences of parent loss that is experienced as daughters who lost their mothers experienced off time and, second, to the particularly the strongest declines in life satisfaction.
This adverse effects associated with disruption of the also dovetails with research on the strength of mother—daughter tie. Daughters who lost their intergenerational bonds, which has highlighted mothers off time i. These declines amounted to 0. A further notable gender differ- within-person change of life satisfaction over ence concerned the pre-event period. Although untimely bereaved displayed anticipatory drops in well-being, daughters showed some adaptation, their life whereas no such lead effect was found in sons.
Furthermore, the affects the subjective well-being of adult chil- prevalence and intensity of these anticipatory dren. Using large-scale panel data, we explored reactions were positively related to levels of temporal proiles of life satisfaction as adult chil- cohesion and affection in the relationships dren moved through the stages of anticipation of, between givers and receivers of care Lindgren, reaction to, and adaptation to ilial bereavement.
Moreover, we shed new light on the moderating The present results also showed a clear pat- roles of gender and age. In doing so, we offer the tern of age differences. We found that off-time irst comprehensive longitudinal investigation of ilial bereavement i. Among daughters who els tracking change in life satisfaction across experienced an untimely death of their mother, an observation period of up to 11 yearly the estimated effect amounted to 0. This ranks among the stronger declines were modest in size, each amounting to approxi- documented in the literature on life events and mately 0.
However, our analysis mann et al.