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Older people giving care : helping family and community

Author: Sally K Gallagher
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores how the elderly help each other through formal and informal volunteerism. Based on a stratified sample of hundreds of individuals, this study assesses many dimensions of this care-giving,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gallagher, Sally K.
Older people giving care.
Westport, Conn. : Auburn House, 1994
(OCoLC)623139805
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sally K Gallagher
ISBN: 0865692335 9780865692336
OCLC Number: 28376786
Description: xiv, 182 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. 1. Caring and Giving Care. 2. Study Design and Methodology. 3. Age and Giving Care --
pt. II. Gender and Giving Care. 4. Gender and Informal Help to Family and Friends. 5. Gender and the Recipients of Care. 6. Gender and Giving Help through Formal Volunteerism --
pt. III. Marriage, Widowhood and Giving Care. 7. Marriage and Informal Help to Family and Friends. 8. Marriage and the Recipients of Care. 9. Marriage and Giving Help through Formal Volunteerism --
pt. IV. Conclusions. 10. The Implications of Giving Care: Labors of Love and Responsibility --
Appendix: Letters to Respondents.
Responsibility: Sally K. Gallagher.

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