Structural characteristics of social networks and their relationship with social support in the elderly: who provides support.

@article{Seeman1988StructuralCO,
  title={Structural characteristics of social networks and their relationship with social support in the elderly: who provides support.},
  author={Teresa Seeman and Lisa F. Berkman},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={26 7},
  pages={737-49}
}
The analyses presented here examine relationships between structural characteristics of social networks and two types of support (instrumental and emotional support) in a sample of community-dwelling individuals aged 65 and older. For each type of support, two dimensions are examined (1) the availability of such support and (2) the perceived adequacy of that support. Regression models, adjusting for age, sex, race and income show that structural characteristics such as total network size… CONTINUE READING

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