Informal Networks of Community-Based Elderly: Changes in Composition over Time

Eleanor Palo Stoller, Karen L. Pugliesi

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Abstract

This article examines the impact over time of changes in older people's health and functional capacity on the composition of their support networks. The analysis identified a pattern of network expansion, in which declines in health status were accompanied by reports of assistance from sources increasingly distant from the older person.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-516
Number of pages18
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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