ERIC Number: EJ428078
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Older Widows and Independent Lifestyles.
O'Bryant, Shirley L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v32 n1 p41-51 1991
Investigated self-sufficiency in older widows (n=300). Found ability of widows to accomplish traditional female tasks was related to health, education, age, and work history, whereas for male tasks it was related to income, living alone, and work history. Concludes society that overvalues independence may unwittingly create pressure on elderly to be too independent. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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