Sibling support: The exchange of help among brothers and sisters in the Netherlands

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Type
Thèse: thèse de doctorat.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Sibling support: The exchange of help among brothers and sisters in the Netherlands
Auteur(s)
Voorpostel M.
Directeur(s)
Tanja van der Lippe
Codirecteur(s)
Pearl Dykstra, Henk Flap
Institution
Utrecht University
ISBN
97 8903 9344 729
Statut éditorial
Acceptée
Date de publication
03/2007
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
165
Résumé
The bond with a sibling is potentially the longest lasting of all personal relationships. Siblings play a significant part in each other's lives over the entire life course. They are drawn together because they share a genetic, family, social class and historic background, but they are also independent as they follow their own career paths and start their own families. This research focuses on how solidarity in the adult sibling relationship can be explained by examining which factors influence the exchange of instrumental and emotional support. A general exchange perspective is taken in which siblings are expected to take into account the costs and benefits of exchanging with each other. Will siblings provide more help when they are more similar, or rather when they are different from each other? To what extent is support exchange in sibling relationships comparable to support exchange in friendships? Will people help out a sibling no matter what, or are there moral conditions to this support? And in what way does the relationship with parents influence support exchange among siblings in adulthood? These questions are addressed using information on family relationships obtained from a large representative sample of the Dutch population, providing new insights into the conditions under which adult siblings in the Netherlands support each other.
Mots-clé
adult siblings, brothers, sisters, social exchange, social support, instrumental support, emotional support, solidarity, family relationships, family sociology
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