The interweaving of repartnered older adults ’ lives with their children and siblings

@inproceedings{Gierveld2003TheIO,
  title={The interweaving of repartnered older adults ’ lives with their children and siblings},
  author={Jenny de Jong Gierveld and ANNEMARIE PEETERS},
  year={2003}
}
This paper examines the consequences of repartnering upon the social embeddedness of older adults’ lives. The starting hypotheses, that repartnering is a stressful life event and is incompletely institutionalised, are examined using the NESTOR longitudinal survey data from The Netherlands on 4,449 respondents aged 55–89 years, together with in-depth interviews of 46 adults aged 50 ormore years who had repartnered in later life. The results indicate that more repartnered older adults choose… CONTINUE READING