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Later life widow(er)hood

Pat Chambers, Graham Allan, Chris Phillipson and Mo Ray

in Family practices in later life

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420534
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302346 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.003.0007
Later life widow(er)hood

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This chapter highlights the way in which older widows and widowers interact with family and/or wider kinship networks, and the extent to which cohort, gender, and biography shape engagement in family practices and relationships. It explores the complexity of roles and relationships that are played out as shown in a number of empirical studies. This chapter also discusses living apart together relationships.

Keywords: widows; widowers; kinship; gender; biography; family practices; family relationships; living apart together

Chapter.  4887 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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