ERIC Number: EJ368294
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Sex Differences in Social Support among Older Men and Women.
Antonucci, Toni C.; Akiyama, Hiroko
Sex Roles, v17 n11-12 p737-49 Dec 1987
Examination of 380 married men and women from 50 to 95 years old who have at least one child demonstrates that women have larger networks and receive support from multiple sources, whereas men tend to rely on their spouses exclusively. For both sexes, the quality of support was more important than the quantity. (Author/BJV)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Special issue on Social Networks and Gender Differences in the Life Space of Opportunity.