TITLE

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS OF WIDOWS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ISRAEL, 1960 AND 1961

AUTHOR(S)
Chevan, Albert; Korson, Henry
PUB. DATE
August 1975
SOURCE
Demography;Aug1975, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p505
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One of the neglected areas in the study of the social structure of the family is that of widowhood, the last stage in the family life cycle. A study of living arrangements of the widowed provides an opportunity to examine the kinship solidarity of a society and to point up in bold relief the influence of a variety of factors that contribute to the residential patterns of the widowed. The data in this study were drawn from the 1960 Census of the United States and the 1961 Census of Israel, the latest which offer comparable data. Five ethnic-religious groups are examined in Israel and eight in the United States. Goode and others have stated that family modernization is a universal trend, and this is borne out by the results of this study. The small family system shows that age and children ever born are the most important predictors of living alone among the widowed in both countries. Otherwise, among the 13 ethnic-religious and ethnic-racial groups there is a general similarity of the importance of the variables in the total prediction scheme.
ACCESSION #
16799109

 

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