Diversity, integration, and variability of intergenerational relationships in old age: new insights from personal network research

Reproducible project

Raffaele Vacca http://www.raffaelevacca.com/ (Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Milan)
2024-02-20

Reproducible project for:

Vacca, R., & Bianchi, F. (2024). Diversity, integration, and variability of intergenerational relationships in old age: New insights from personal network research. Social Science Research, 119, 102991.

(GitHub repository)

Table 1

var value range
Count: All 12 (6.6) 0-29
Count: Family 7.2 (4.8) 0-26
Count: Active 7.5 (4.6) 0-23
Count: IG 4.9 (3.6) 0-17
Count: IG active 3 (2.8) 0-14
Count: Adult children 2.8 (2.1) 0-10
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Prop: IG 0.42 (0.26) 0-1
Prop: IG active 0.42 (0.31) 0-1
Prop: Adult children 0.26 (0.22) 0-1
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Max proportion network known (p) 0.61 (0.27) 0-1
Max relative degree (d) 0.82 (0.25) 0-1
Max relative betweenness (b) 0.38 (0.46) 0-1
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Ego has IG ties 202 (87.8)
Ego has IG active ties 183 (79.6)
Ego has adult children in network 177 (77.3)
IG alter knows all network members 42 (18.5)
IG alter has highest degree 114 (50.4)
IG alter has highest betweenness 42 (28)

Table 2

Variable Category IG ties Same-generation ties All ties pval
N (row %) 1115 (41) 1632 (59) 2747 (100)
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Alter gender Male 533 (48) 716 (44) 1249 (45) 0.0500000
Alter gender Female 582 (52) 916 (56) 1498 (55) 0.0500000
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Alter role imm.fam 640 (57) 329 (20) 969 (36) 0.0000000
Alter role ext.fam 475 (43) 203 (13) 678 (25) 0.0000000
Alter role other 0 (0) 1081 (67) 1081 (40) 0.0000000
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Frequency of contact daily 197 (18) 396 (24) 593 (22) 0.0000000
Frequency of contact weekly 502 (45) 626 (38) 1128 (41) 0.0000000
Frequency of contact monthly 307 (28) 418 (26) 725 (26) 0.0000000
Frequency of contact yearly 109 (10) 192 (12) 301 (11) 0.0000000
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Coresident No 1090 (98) 1507 (92) 2597 (95) 0.0000000
Coresident Yes 25 (2) 125 (8) 150 (5) 0.0000000
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Proportion network known (p) 0.57 (0.25) 0.34 (0.27) 0.44 (0.28) 0.0000000
Relative degree (d) 0.74 (0.26) 0.52 (0.34) 0.61 (0.33) 0.0000000
Relative betweenness (b) 0.13 (0.31) 0.13 (0.31) 0.13 (0.31) 0.6410377
Top 5 alter roles oth.fam, child, child.in.law friend, rel.vol, sibling, neighbor, sib.in.law oth.fam, friend, child, rel.vol, child.in.law

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