Families And Aging: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography

Hardcover | December 1, 1991

byJean M. Coyle

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Families have become an increasingly important source of support for the elderly, and gerontologists are directing more and more attention to older adults and their families. This bibliography reviews the most significant works on families and aging published within the past ten years. Jean Coyle has selected and annotated nearly 800 books, articles, films, dissertations, and government documents. The detailed annotations summarize and evaluate the significance and usefulness of each item, and the comprehensive author and subject indexes make this volume a valuable reference tool. A thoughtful introduction surveys the most noteworthy research on families and aging done in the last decade. This is followed by eleven chapters, that address such topics as widowhood, intergenerational relationships, family caregiving, and the role of older adults in ethnic and minority families. Gerontologists, social workers, and all those interested in families and aging will find this guide an indispensable source of information.

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Families have become an increasingly important source of support for the elderly, and gerontologists are directing more and more attention to older adults and their families. This bibliography reviews the most significant works on families and aging published within the past ten years. Jean Coyle has selected and annotated nearly 800 b...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.42 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313272115

ISBN - 13:9780313272110

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?This bibliography is targeted at the higher-level researcher in gerontology; however, the organization is so logical and the language so clear that it could be used by anyone interested in research on the family and the elderly. There are more than 700 citations covering books, articles, dissertations and other material from the period 1980 to 1990. The introduction carefully states the parameters of each of the 11 sections: "Middle-aged Families," "Single-hood," "Older Couples," "Widowhood," "Grandparents," "Adult Children," "Intergenerational Relationships," "Family Caregiving," "Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups," "Living Arrangements for Older Persons," and "General." As director of The Institute for Gerontological Research and Education (TIGRE), New Mexico State University, Coyle has also compiled Women and Aging (CH, Sep '89), another comprehensive bibliography in this Greenwood series. Like her earlier publication, this volume reflects the dynamic growth of gerontology and elegantly fulfills the purpose of this series by answering the question "What is known?" Upper-division undergraduate and graduate level.?-Choice