An Exploratory Look at Solidarity and Support between Siblings in Young and Middle Adulthood

  • Michael Bouvet


This literature review explicitly centers on both solidarity and support of sibling relationships. Past research and analysis has clearly demonstrated that four variables—birth order of siblings, gender of siblings, family size and paternal framework—are vital and necessary to any research on siblings. However, there is no apparent research that has included a complete analysis of how these specific factors shape and mold the sibling relationships among young individuals emerging from adolescence into adulthood. Therefore, to complete the gap in literature, more analysis is necessary on the solidarity and support of young and middle aged adults.