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Family practices in later life$
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Pat Chambers

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420534

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420534.001.0001

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Later life widow(er)hood

Later life widow(er)hood

(p.75) Seven Later life widow(er)hood
Family practices in later life

Pat Chambers

Graham Allan

Chris Phillipson

Mo Ray

Policy Press

This chapter highlights the way in which older widows and widowers interact with family and/or wider kinship networks, and the extent to which cohort, gender, and biography shape engagement in family practices and relationships. It explores the complexity of roles and relationships that are played out as shown in a number of empirical studies. This chapter also discusses living apart together relationships.

Keywords:   widows, widowers, kinship, gender, biography, family practices, family relationships, living apart together

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