Research group Karin Modig: Intergenerational support

Our work aims to shed light on the question of why parents survive longer in old age than older men and women without children.

Selected publications

The importance of close next of kin for independent living and readmissions among older Swedish hip fracture patients.
Jørgensen TSH, Meyer AC, Hedström M, Fors S, Modig K
Health Soc Care Community 2022 May;30(3):e727-e738

The role of having children for the incidence of and survival after hip fracture - A nationwide cohort study.
Meyer AC, Modig K
Bone 2021 Apr;145():115873

Parents survive longer after stroke than childless individuals: a prospective cohort study of Swedes over the age of 65.
Meyer AC, Torssander J, Talbäck M, Modig K
Eur J Public Health 2019 Dec;29(6):1090-1095

The role of children and their socioeconomic resources for the risk of hospitalisation and mortality - a nationwide register-based study of the total Swedish population over the age 70.
Meyer AC, Brooke HL, Modig K
BMC Geriatr 2019 Apr;19(1):114

Payback time? Influence of having children on mortality in old age.
Modig K, Talbäck M, Torssander J, Ahlbom A
J Epidemiol Community Health 2017 May;71(5):424-430