If you were born between 1945-1965, and have an adult child aged 18 or above, and a parent of any age in good health we would like to hear from you. Our study, Giving and Receiving Financial Support Within Families in the 21st Century, conducted by the University of Birmingham, aims to gain a better understanding of the way families support each other financially across generations. We believe these issues are particularly relevant given the current economic climate and the pressures on family finances.  We will interview at least one person from each of the three generations in the same family separately (i.e. a young person; their parent(s) and grandparent(s) generation) for about an hour. We will need to talk to each of these people to check they are happy to take part, before we go ahead with any interviews. If you do decide to take part we would like to conduct a one-off interview which should last about one hour. The interview will be held at a place convenient to you which could be at the University of Birmingham or in your own home. If you decide to take part you are free to withdraw at any time. Only the research team will have access to the information you share with us which will be kept strictly confidential and your details will be annoymised in the final report.   As a thank-you for taking part we will give each person £20.

If you would like to take part or would like to find out more, please get in touch with Ricky Joseph for further details on 0121 414 7233 or


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