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The social networks of older people [electronic resource] : a cross-national analysis / edited by Howard Litwin.

Contributor(s): Litwin, Howard.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996Description: 1 online resource (xii, 257 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780313389375 (electronic bk.); 0313389373 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Older people -- Social networks -- Cross-cultural studies | Social Science | Personnes �ag�ees -- R�eseaux sociaux -- �Etudes transculturelles | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gerontology | FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Aging | Sociale netwerken | Ouderen | Personnes �ag�ees -- R�eseaux sociaux -- �Etudes transculturelles | Alter | Soziales Netzwerk | Internationaler Vergleich | AufsatzsammlungGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social networks of older people.DDC classification: 305.26 Other classification: 71.36 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Figure and Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Social Networks of Elderly People in Sweden; 3. The Lineage-Structured Social Networks of Older People in France; 4. The Elderly in Spain: The Dominance of Family and the Wherewithal of the State; 5. Profiles of the Social Networks of Canada's Elderly: An Analysis of 1990 General Social Survey Data; 6. Social Network Characteristics and Social Network Types among Elderly People in Finland; 7. Support Network Measurement and Typology Development in England and Wales
Summary: This edited volume examines the social networks of older people in nine countries from a range of perspectives in order to determine the potential of informal support structures to deliver the bulk of care in today's society. Researchers from the United States, Canada, England and Wales, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Israel present up-to-date analyses of support networks in each of their countries. The social policy implications of the comparative data are critically reviewed. The findings clearly suggest that social network availability is diminishing for a significant.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-241) and indexes.

This edited volume examines the social networks of older people in nine countries from a range of perspectives in order to determine the potential of informal support structures to deliver the bulk of care in today's society. Researchers from the United States, Canada, England and Wales, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, and Israel present up-to-date analyses of support networks in each of their countries. The social policy implications of the comparative data are critically reviewed. The findings clearly suggest that social network availability is diminishing for a significant.

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Figure and Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Social Networks of Elderly People in Sweden; 3. The Lineage-Structured Social Networks of Older People in France; 4. The Elderly in Spain: The Dominance of Family and the Wherewithal of the State; 5. Profiles of the Social Networks of Canada's Elderly: An Analysis of 1990 General Social Survey Data; 6. Social Network Characteristics and Social Network Types among Elderly People in Finland; 7. Support Network Measurement and Typology Development in England and Wales

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