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Between social networks and formal social services
Author(s)Howard Litwin, Gail K Auslander
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 8, part 3, September 1988
Pagespp 269-285
KeywordsInformal care ; Claims [services] ; Social contacts ; Israel.
AnnotationA study of the social networks of recent applicants to the social welfare bureaux of Jerusalem. The study revealed that networks were most likely to be the source of referral to social services when the applicant was frail, and the presenting problem was the need for institutional care. Networks of the elderly seemed to turn to formal social services as a substitute for their own caregiving, rather than as a source for interweaving informal and formal care. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-890607069 A
ClassmarkP6: QLT: TOA: 7H6

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