Guest editorial: The FAMSUP network and its comparative studies of family support for frail older people

Karen Glaser, Douglas A. Wolf, Cecilia Tomassini

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Abstract

The aim of this special issue is to examine the relationships between support for older people and various socio-demographic, cultural and policy factors in selected European countries and the United States, using the international comparative perspective developed by the members of the Family Support for Older People: Determinants and Consequences (FAMSUP) network. Four of the included papers were delivered by network members at a symposium on 'Family Support for Older People: International Comparisons' that was held at the International Sociological Association (ISA) Inter-Congress Conference on Ageing Societies and Ageing Sociology: Diversity and Change in a Global World at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, in the suburbs of London (7-9 September 2004). Another paper, by Jim Ogg, a FAMSUP member, and Sylvie Renaut, investigates family networks among older people using data from the Survey of Health and Retirement in Europe (SHARE).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)689-692
Number of pages4
JournalAgeing and Society
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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