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Kinship and Social Support of the Elderly: The Case of the United States

  • Gary R. Lee (a1)
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This paper deals with two related issues: (1) the extent to which older persons who require some assistance in the tasks of or resources needed for daily living actually receive such assistance from informal networks; and (2) the consequences of the receipt of this assistance for the older person.

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