Finland

The association between grandparental investment and grandparents’ happiness in Finland by Väestöliitto

Väestöliitto, the Family Federation of Finland is a family welfare organization working in the social and health sector. Väestöliitto analysed the association between grandparental investment and grandparents’ happiness using nationally representative data from the Generational Transmissions in Finland project.
The study explores three points: (a) whether grandparenthood is associated with self-evaluated happiness, (b) whether there is an association between grandparental investment and a grandparent’s self-perceived happiness, and (c) whether differences in the associations between grandparental investment and happiness vary according to the gender and lineage of a grandparent.
The results show that just being a grandparent is not associated with self-evaluated happiness among older Finns. However, a positive association was found in the case of maternal grandmothers’ investment and happiness.
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