Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports.

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    • Abstract:
      The article presents information on a study regarding social supports for spouseless, childless elderly women. This study of social support to spouseless, childless elderly women requires several relevant social theories like substitution theory, differential primary-group theory, etc. These study indicate that spousal relationship has the advantage of close proximity as well as close kinship. Proximity may increase the ability of friends and of relatives other than spouses and children to provide substantial support. Although potentially at risk with regard to attaining social supports, most of the women had developed substitute supports for the close kin they lacked. The study found that most respondents were younger elderly--aged 65 to 74--who considered themselves in good health. This study has raised questions about whether the social supports of this relatively young and healthy group of elderly women will hold up in the future. The spouseless, childless women in this study relied more on primary-group than on formal social supports.
    • ISSN:
      0037-8046
    • Accession Number:
      10.1093/sw/31.2.104
    • Accession Number:
      5274676
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOLDBERG, G. S. et al. Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports. Social Work, [s. l.], v. 31, n. 2, p. 104, 1986. DOI 10.1093/sw/31.2.104. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=5274676. Acesso em: 1 dez. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Goldberg GS, Kantrow R, Kremen E, Lauter L. Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports. Social Work. 1986;31(2):104. doi:10.1093/sw/31.2.104
    • APA:
      Goldberg, G. S., Kantrow, R., Kremen, E., & Lauter, L. (1986). Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports. Social Work, 31(2), 104. https://doi.org/10.1093/sw/31.2.104
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Goldberg, Gertrude S., Ruth Kantrow, Eleanor Kremen, and Leah Lauter. 1986. “Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports.” Social Work 31 (2): 104. doi:10.1093/sw/31.2.104.
    • Harvard:
      Goldberg, G. S. et al. (1986) ‘Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports’, Social Work, 31(2), p. 104. doi: 10.1093/sw/31.2.104.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Goldberg, GS, Kantrow, R, Kremen, E & Lauter, L 1986, ‘Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports’, Social Work, vol. 31, no. 2, p. 104, viewed 1 December 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Goldberg, Gertrude S., et al. “Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports.” Social Work, vol. 31, no. 2, Mar. 1986, p. 104. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1093/sw/31.2.104.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Goldberg, Gertrude S., Ruth Kantrow, Eleanor Kremen, and Leah Lauter. “Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports.” Social Work 31, no. 2 (March 1986): 104. doi:10.1093/sw/31.2.104.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Goldberg GS, Kantrow R, Kremen E, Lauter L. Spouseless, Childless Elderly Women and Their Social Supports. Social Work [Internet]. 1986 Mar [cited 2020 Dec 1];31(2):104. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hch&AN=5274676