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Introduction

Introduction CHAPTER I G EORGE L. MADDOX D UKE UN IVERS ITY M. POWELL LAWTON PHILADELPH IA GERIATR IC CENTER Thi s vol ume intends to hi gh light for research inves ti ga tors and scholars current developments and advances in theory and research about aging, kin ship , and soc ial chan ge. The vol ume will do thai and, we hope, much more . Kinship and fa mil y arc t wo of the mos t fundamental and persistent interests of the social and behavioral scie nces and, understandab ly. generate a lot of de scr ipt ive mate ­ rial . We intend for this volume 10 be more Ihanju sl another collection of descrip­ tiv e reports illu stratin g differential expre ss ions of different and changing kin­ ship and famil y pallcm s across soc ieties. OUf interest is in understandin g the relati ons hip between socia l change and the changing structure of kin relat ion ­ iihips. We want [0 understand bener the consequences of observed social change on kinsh ip arrange me nt s in ag in g societi es, as well as the causes. Beyond an updatin g http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual Review of Gerontology & Geriatrics Springer Publishing

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Publisher
Springer Publishing
ISSN
0198-8794
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1944-4036
DOI
10.1891/0198-8794.13.1.1
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Abstract

CHAPTER I G EORGE L. MADDOX D UKE UN IVERS ITY M. POWELL LAWTON PHILADELPH IA GERIATR IC CENTER Thi s vol ume intends to hi gh light for research inves ti ga tors and scholars current developments and advances in theory and research about aging, kin ship , and soc ial chan ge. The vol ume will do thai and, we hope, much more . Kinship and fa mil y arc t wo of the mos t fundamental and persistent interests of the social and behavioral scie nces and, understandab ly. generate a lot of de scr ipt ive mate ­ rial . We intend for this volume 10 be more Ihanju sl another collection of descrip­ tiv e reports illu stratin g differential expre ss ions of different and changing kin­ ship and famil y pallcm s across soc ieties. OUf interest is in understandin g the relati ons hip between socia l change and the changing structure of kin relat ion ­ iihips. We want [0 understand bener the consequences of observed social change on kinsh ip arrange me nt s in ag in g societi es, as well as the causes. Beyond an updatin g

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Annual Review of Gerontology & GeriatricsSpringer Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1993

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