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Social isolation and loneliness in old age : review and model refinement.

Wenger, G. Clare and Davies, Richard B. and Shahtahmasebi, Said and Scott, Anne (1995) Social isolation and loneliness in old age : review and model refinement. Ageing and Society, 16 (3). pp. 333-358. ISSN 1469-1779

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    Abstract

    This paper reviews the empirical literature on social isolation and loneliness and identifies a wide range of published correlates. Using data from a study conducted in North Wales, which included many of the same correlated variables, a statistical modelling technique is used to refine models of isolation and loneliness by controlling for co-variance. The resulting models indicate that the critical factors for isolation are: marital status, network type and social class; and, for loneliness: network type, household composition and health.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Ageing and Society
    Additional Information: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ASO The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Ageing and Society, 16 (3), pp 333-358 1995, © 1995 Cambridge University Press.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Isolation ; loneliness ; model ; networks.
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
    Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
    ID Code: 19681
    Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
    Deposited On: 10 Nov 2008 14:42
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:34
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19681

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