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Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Fillenbaum, GG; Wallman, LM
Published in: J Gerontol
May 1984

Selected environmental and life-cycle determinants of change in household composition were examined using longitudinal data. Although cross-sectional analysis would suggest that 12% of a random sample of 276 older community residents had experienced a change in type of household composition over a 30-month period, longitudinal analysis showed that 18% experienced a change in major type of household composition, some types of households being more stable than others. Longlinear analysis showed that these changes were best accounted for by earlier life cycle events that were largely beyond the individual's present control (i.e., by change in marital status, typically death of spouse, and by extent of help available from family and friends). The importance of such family life cycle events in explaining change in household composition was emphasized.

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J Gerontol

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ISSN

0022-1422

Publication Date

May 1984

Volume

39

Issue

3

Start / End Page

342 / 349

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Self Care
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Life Style
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female
  • Aged
 

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Fillenbaum, G. G., & Wallman, L. M. (1984). Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation. J Gerontol, 39(3), 342–349. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronj/39.3.342
Fillenbaum, G. G., and L. M. Wallman. “Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation.J Gerontol 39, no. 3 (May 1984): 342–49. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronj/39.3.342.
Fillenbaum GG, Wallman LM. Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation. J Gerontol. 1984 May;39(3):342–9.
Fillenbaum, G. G., and L. M. Wallman. “Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation.J Gerontol, vol. 39, no. 3, May 1984, pp. 342–49. Pubmed, doi:10.1093/geronj/39.3.342.
Fillenbaum GG, Wallman LM. Change in household composition of the elderly: a preliminary investigation. J Gerontol. 1984 May;39(3):342–349.

Published In

J Gerontol

DOI

ISSN

0022-1422

Publication Date

May 1984

Volume

39

Issue

3

Start / End Page

342 / 349

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Self Care
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Life Style
  • Humans
  • Health Surveys
  • Female
  • Aged