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Face to face with the elderly
 — an assessment of selected interviewers' observations
Author(s)Laurence Took
Corporate AuthorDepartment of Geography, University of London King's College
PublisherUniversity of London King's College, London, 1984
Pages17 pp (Occasional paper no 21; RPIRSE working paper 4)
KeywordsGeographical distance ; The Family ; Social interaction.
AnnotationResidential proximity, intergenerational relations and the support of the elderly (RPIRSE) is a research project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). This working paper comments on interviews from a social survey of a sample population of 432 retired couples each with two adult children living elsewhere in the UK. Comments are discussed and impressions linked to points raised by literature review under the headings of: retirement migration and moving house; intergenerational relations; religious belief and practice (the questionnaire did not include any formal questions on this topic); and face to face contact. The conclusion highlights the potential of large scale social surveys for collecting biographical data. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930607043 B
ClassmarkRJ: SJ: TMA

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