The social life and attitudes of 80 year olds in Iceland and Sweden - A comparison of two city populations

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Title:
The social life and attitudes of 80 year olds in Iceland and Sweden - A comparison of two city populations
Authors:
Samuelsson, G; Svensson, T; Jonson, J.E
Citation:
Hallym international journal of aging 2005, 7(1):1-14
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2005
Abstract:
The 80+ Studies are collecting longitudinal data regarding medical, psychological, and sociological aspects of 80-year-old people in Lund, Sweden and Reykjavik, Iceland. Methods and Samples: The research design and instruments were identical at the two cites. The number of participants was 139 and 151 respectively. Results: The Icelandic sample had a lower level of educational attainment, a higher ratio with working class back-ground, a higher retirement age, a higher level of single living participants, and more often received home health care. They also had fewer close friends, provided a lower level of support to their children, and, to a lower extent, thought their income met their needs. The Swedish participants reported a higher divorce rate, a lower number of children, siblings, and grandchildren, a higher level of satisfaction with family contacts, and a higher level of loneliness. Summary: Many significant differences concerning demographic and social network variables were found between the two samples. Possible macro-social and cultural explanations of the differences are discussed.
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dc.contributor.authorSamuelsson, G-
dc.contributor.authorSvensson, T-
dc.contributor.authorJonson, J.E-
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-28T11:08:27Z-
dc.date.available2008-03-28T11:08:27Z-
dc.date.issued2005-04-01-
dc.date.submitted2008-03-28-
dc.identifier.citationHallym international journal of aging 2005, 7(1):1-14en
dc.identifier.issn1535-6523-
dc.identifier.doi10.2190/85M2-443K-H211-7027-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/21812-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links fielden
dc.description.abstractThe 80+ Studies are collecting longitudinal data regarding medical, psychological, and sociological aspects of 80-year-old people in Lund, Sweden and Reykjavik, Iceland. Methods and Samples: The research design and instruments were identical at the two cites. The number of participants was 139 and 151 respectively. Results: The Icelandic sample had a lower level of educational attainment, a higher ratio with working class back-ground, a higher retirement age, a higher level of single living participants, and more often received home health care. They also had fewer close friends, provided a lower level of support to their children, and, to a lower extent, thought their income met their needs. The Swedish participants reported a higher divorce rate, a lower number of children, siblings, and grandchildren, a higher level of satisfaction with family contacts, and a higher level of loneliness. Summary: Many significant differences concerning demographic and social network variables were found between the two samples. Possible macro-social and cultural explanations of the differences are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBaywood Publishing Companyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.metapress.com/content/85m2443kh2117027en
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshQuality of Lifeen
dc.subject.meshIcelanden
dc.subject.meshSwedenen
dc.subject.meshLongitudinal Studiesen
dc.subject.meshAttitude to Healthen
dc.titleThe social life and attitudes of 80 year olds in Iceland and Sweden - A comparison of two city populationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalHallym international journal of aging : HIJAen
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