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The American Family as a Context for Healthy Ageing

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199251162
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602740 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251169.003.0011
 The American Family as a Context for Healthy Ageing

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This chapter examines the impact of contemporary American family structure on the ageing process. It is shown that mature Americans will have increasingly heterogeneous family histories and statues. Thus, the importance of family to the ageing experience will increase.

Keywords: healthy ageing; American family structure; social structure; family context; family relationships

Chapter.  6666 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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