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Older People Giving Care: Helping Family and Community (Hardcover)

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One of the few studies of how the elderly help others through formal and informal volunteerism. While a large number of studies focus on the help older people receive from relatives and friends, this work examines the many ways in which older people are involved in giving care to others. Written by a sociologist and based on a stratified sample of hundreds of individuals, this study assesses a number of dimensions of care giving. While much of this labor goes unnoticed, it is central to the building and maintenance of family and community ties, and reveals ways in which social life is organized around aging, gender, and marriage. Patterns of formal volunteerism and informal care are studied in relation to age, sex, marital status, and other important variables that affect this essential but underplayed aspect of American community life.

About the Author

SALLY K. GALLAGHER is a Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oregon State University. Her dissertation research on care giving received the 1993 Dissertation Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Aging.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780865692336
ISBN-10: 0865692335
Publisher: Auburn House Pub. Co.
Publication Date: March 14th, 1994
Pages: 200
Language: English
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