Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Tanskanen, Antti
Organisation University of Turku
Project title
Kin relations across generations and over the life course (KinCross)
Decision No. 331400
Decision date 28.05.2020
Funding period 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Funding 480 000
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Project description
Kin relations across generations and over the life course (KinCross) will use the Generational Transmissions in Finland (Gentrans) surveys conducted in 2007, 2012 and 2018 to study family relations of two generations: Finnish baby boomers (born between 1945 and 1950) and their adult children (born between 1964 and 1999). First, the study will investigate how the use of modern communication technology is associated with kin contact and support. Second, the panel dimension of the Gentrans dataset will be utilised to investigate longitudinal changes related to kin relations before, during, and after the end of the economic recession. Third, the retrospective module considering family arrangements during childhood will be used to study how the conditions in early, middle and late childhood shape kin ties over the life course. The project will provide novel information on kin ties across the life course and over generations.