ERIC Number: EJ365712
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Informal Supports of Older Adults: A Rural-Urban Comparison.
Scott, Jean Pearson; Roberto, Karen A.
Family Relations, v36 n4 p444-49 Oct 1987
Compared rural and urban older adults on exchanges of assistance and social activities with children and friends. Found that illness prompted more giving and receiving of assistance for rural in comparison to urban informal supports. Rural widows were more actively involved in exchanges of assistance with friend networks than were urban widows. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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