Families and aging: a selected, annotated bibliography

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Greenwood Press, 1991 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
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Families have become an increasingly important source of support for the elderly, and gerontologists are directing more and more attention to older adults and their families. This bibliography reviews the most significant works on families and aging published within the past ten years. Jean Coyle has selected and annotated nearly 800 books, articles, films, dissertations, and government documents. The detailed annotations summarize and evaluate the significance and usefulness of each item, and the comprehensive author and subject indexes make this volume a valuable reference tool. A thoughtful introduction surveys the most noteworthy research on families and aging done in the last decade. This is followed by eleven chapters, that address such topics as widowhood, intergenerational relationships, family caregiving, and the role of older adults in ethnic and minority families. Gerontologists, social workers, and all those interested in families and aging will find this guide an indispensable source of information.

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Contents

Middleaged Families
1
Singlehood
7
Older Couples
15
Widowhood
25
Grandparents
47
Adult Children
59
Intergenerational Relationships
71
Family Caregiving
83
Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
123
Living Arrangements of Older Persons
143
General
161
Author Index
183
Subject Index
195
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About the author (1991)

JEAN M. COYLE is Director of The Institute for Gerontological Research and Education (TIGRE) at New Mexico State University.