Gentrans II: 2011-2015

The second Gentrans round was carried out in 2011–2015. At this stage, most of the people belonging to the Finnish “baby boomers” had already retired. Their elderly parents were too old to be surveyed again, so the questionnaire was sent to the baby boomers and their adult children only. One main research question was to study how retirement and ageing influences the interaction and helping between these family generations, and shifts in helping behaviour and attitudes between 2007 and 2012. We also asked specifically about sex and lineage for all kin help.

Part of the respondents were the same that responded to the survey already in 2007 and part of them were new. The data were collected by Statistic Finland in the spring 2012. The baby boomers’ data included altogether 2,278 respondents (response rate 65) and their adult children’s data included altogether 1,753 respondents (response rate 50). This survey was financed by Academy of Finland (research grant nr. 250620), Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA) and Alli Paasikivi Foundation and conducted in cooperation with the Population Research Institute, Väestöliitto.