ERIC Number: EJ477076
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Families and Support Networks among African American Oldest-Old.
Perry, Charlotte M.; Johnson, Colleen L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v38 n1 p41-50 1994
Analyzed data from San Francisco 85+ Study to examine families of oldest-old African Americans (n=122). Found that women received more help from relatives and friends, and men received more help from immediate family members. Findings also indicated that principle of substitution operated among some segments of older African-American population, primarily those who were childless. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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