Grateful acknowledgment is given to the following:
The Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Sociology, and travel support by the International Research Exchanges Board;
excerpting "Kinship Patterns and Household Composition among Elderly Hungarian Women, 1984," by Douglas A. Wolf, from the European Journal of Population, 1989, 4( 4): 315-37, reprinted with permission of the author and Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
excerpting "Brothers' Keepers: Situating Kinship Relations in Broader Networks of Social Support," by Barry Wellman and N. Scot Wortley, reprinted with permission of the authors and JAI Press, Inc., Greenwich, Conn.;
excerpting "Family Life Cycles: Their Effects on Old People's Family Relations," by Klaus- Peter Schwitzer, reprinted with permission of the author and the Institute of Sociology and Social Policy of the Academy of Sciences of the German Democratic Republic.