ERIC Number: EJ411480
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
A Critique of the Caregiving Literature.
Barer, Barbara M.; Johnson, Colleen L.
Gerontologist, v30 n1 p26-29 Feb 1990
Reviews caregiving literature, identifying methodological problems: variable definitions of caregiver, lack of specification of needs, overrepresentation of self-selected samples, and absence of attention to total support network. Concludes that future researchers should focus on total support process in later life, rather than on single caregiver, so that policy can be designed to mesh informal and formal support systems. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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