ERIC Number: EJ486121
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
Patterns and Determinants of Social Service Utilization: Comparison of the Childless Elderly and Elderly Parents Living with or Apart from Their Children.
Choi, Namkee G.
Gerontologist, v34 n3 p353-62 Jun 1994
Analyzed data from Longitudinal Survey of Aging, showing that childless elderly were more likely to say that they lacked informal instrumental support at times of illness than were elderly parents. Childless, however, were no more likely to use social services than were elderly parents. Findings suggest ways to improve childless elderly's social service use. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A