Late-life sibling relationships: does race affect typological distribution?


Journal Article

Using a typology of sibling relationships in old age (Gold, 1989a), effects of race on distribution of relationships were studied. Differences between elderly white and black sibling pairs on several dimensions were also examined. Analyses of interview data suggest that race is systematically related to distribution, but that other demographic variables do not significantly affect the distribution of dyads among categories in the typology. Using log linear models, it was shown that the interaction between race, type, and dyadic gender composition was significant. Data also suggest that black dyads are represented more frequently in the positive categories, and white dyads are more likely to be categorized as "apathetic" or "hostile."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gold, DT

Published Date

  • December 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 741 - 748

PubMed ID

  • 2286332

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2286332

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0016-9013

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/geront/30.6.741


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States