Social capital and the care networks of frail seniors.

  title={Social capital and the care networks of frail seniors.},
  author={Norah C Keating and Donna Dosman},
  journal={Canadian review of sociology = Revue canadienne de sociologie},
  volume={46 4},
Social capital has been a key framework in conceptualizing the place of social ties in quality of life. Families have not been among groups of interest in social capital research. Yet within the context of research and public policy on aging, the contemporary discourse on families and care is congruent with social capital assumptions. In this paper, we draw on social capital literature to frame our understanding of the social capital inherent in families of frail older adults, and hypothesize… CONTINUE READING

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