Financial Income and Life Satisfaction of the Elderly Intergenerational Relations

( Vol-6,Issue-12,December 2019 ) OPEN ACCESS

Jamille dos Anjos Brito, Lucas Silveira Sampaio, Rosangêla Souza Lessa, Alba Benemérita Alves Vilela, Larissa dos Anjos Santos, Jainne Oliveira Leão Silva, Paula Peixoto Messias Barreto, Talita Santos Oliveira Sampaio


Elderly, Families, Income, Intergenerational Relationship,Personal Satisfaction.


The growth of the elderly population has become increasingly significant and representative in relation to the total population. This increase is due, among other factors, to the reduction in the mortality rate and the drop in the birth rate. However, this fact also presents itself as a challenge for society, requiring a social reorganization mainly by families. New family arrangements have emerged, such as co-residence, where children and / or grandchildren live with their elderly parents, with benefits for both older and younger. Thus, the objective of this study is to verify the financial income and to evaluate the life satisfaction of the elderly in co-residence. The study design is a descriptive cross-sectional, population-based and quantitative approach. A total of 239 seniors living in co-residence living in the area covered by the Family Health Units located in the urban area of Vitória da Conquista - Bahia were included. For data collection we used the semi-structured interview, the adapted Brazil Old Age Schedule questionnaire. Tabulation was performed using Excel 2015 software and data were analyzed in The Statistical Package for Social Sciences for Windows. The results obtained in the study show a prevalence of females, mostly married and / or living together, retired, with a minimum wage, living with children, grandchildren or partners and satisfied with life. It is concluded from this study that the main source of income of the elderly is retirement and that they have good satisfaction with life.

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