Varieties of independent living: older women in the Netherlands, 1982.

A. B. Wils, D. A. Wolf

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"In this paper we examine the living arrangements of older unmarried women--that is, single, divorced, or widowed women--in The Netherlands....[The] paper analyzes the distribution of [such] women across several types of living arrangements, including an institutionalized category ('residential homes'). The factors influencing this distribution that are examined include indices of functional limitations, kin availability, and sociodemographic background factors. The most important variables appear to be the measures of functional limitations, and the results are indicative of effective targeting of housing resources on those who appear to need them, judged by our measures of physical capacity." (SUMMARY IN FRE AND ITA) excerpt

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography


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