Social network types and the health of older adults: exploring reciprocal associations.

@article{Li2015SocialNT,
  title={Social network types and the health of older adults: exploring reciprocal associations.},
  author={Ting Li and Yan-long Zhang},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={130},
  pages={59-68}
}
Social network types have been proved to have significant impacts on older population's health outcomes. However, the existing discoveries are still inconsistent, which may be attributed largely to the heterogeneous measures and methods scholars used and to the unidirectional causalities presumed in most research. This study addresses these gaps by using more-refined measures to explore whether the network types have differential impacts on older adults' health outcomes, and whether a reverse… CONTINUE READING

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