Journal of Statistics Applications & Probability

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“Intergenerational relationships are sometimes treated as a barometer of social change. Events that seem to express the willingness of adults to bring up and cherish a new generation or to care for their elders are seized on as an indicator of societal well being”(Jamieson, 2006). In this paper primary data have been analyzed using discriminant analysis to evaluate the health of the relationship between youth and parental generation among the students.We find that compared with male students, female students have better relationships with their parents. Students, living with their parents, have a better intergenerational relationship (IR) than those not living with their parents. Students who are associated with a joint family have a superior IR, compared with students associated with a nuclear family. Furthermore, households with the presence of grandparents show better IR than households not having grandparents. We also find that parents with higher education possess a better relationship with their children than parents who are illiterate or less educated.

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