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Research on the stress-buffering properties of social support contains a number of contradictory findings. At least part of this problem may be attributed to the fact that researchers have not developed a well-articulated theory explaining how social support functions in later life. Based on...
The likelihood of nursing home use among Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) residents is substantially affected by temporary placements. CCRC residents are more likely to use a nursing unit after a hospital stay or outpatient surgery than are community residents. On the other hand, CCRC...
This article assesses gender differences in the use of formal versus informal sources of in-home care among impaired elders. Data from the 1984 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation are used in the analysis. The results suggest that married women are more likely to receive...
The disruption of communication behaviors as a result of aging led to the hypothesis that elderly subjects would exhibit more problematic social skills than younger subjects. These social skills deficits were further hypothesized to be associated with rejection from others and a number of...
This article uses data from the 1987 American Housing Survey (AHS) to assess in what U.S. locations elderly (age 60 and over) households are more at risk of occupying physically deficient housing. Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan locations are distinguished by their settlement type (city,...
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