|KAREN ALTERGOTT is assistant professor of family studies at Purdue University and was formerly on the faculty at the University of Missouri. She is the editor of Daily Life in Later Life: Comparative Perspective, a volume that describes the daily lives of older people in seven nations. Much of her work is about family interaction and social network involvement. Recent publications examine depression and suicide in later life, family roles and social networks and marital companionship.|
|RUDOLF ANDORKA is professor of sociology at the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest. His main fields of research are: social stratification and mobility, time budget, sociology of fertility and deviant behavior. He is the author of Determinants of Fertility in Advanced Societies ( 1978), coauthor, with I. Harcsa, of Modernization in Hungary in the Long and Short Run Measured by Social Indicators ( 1988), and has edited several other books. He has published many articles in English.|
|FRANÇOISE BARTIAUX is professor of the sociology of population at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve ( Belgium) and was previously a scientist at the University of Colorado Population Program. Her principal research interests involve household and family demography in both developed and Third World countries.|
|ELWOOD CARLSON is associate professor and director of graduate studies in sociology at the University of South Carolina and previously taught at Boston College. His published work on European population|
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Publication information: Book title: Aiding and Aging:The Coming Crisis in Support for the Elderly by Kin and State. Contributors: John Mogey - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1990. Page number: 287.
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