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Caring while living apart
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Umeå universitet. Institutionen för socialt arbete.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8158-0486
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
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2007 (English)In: Journal of gerontological social work, ISSN 0163-4372, E-ISSN 1540-4048, Vol. 49, no 4, 3-27 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, researchers have paid increasing attention to the issue of care in the new types of family and partner relationships. The aim of this study is to examine expectations and attitudes concerning care among elderly people in LAT (Living Apart Together)- relationships in Sweden, that is, people who have a long-term intimate relationship, but who do not share a common home. Questionnaires were completed by 116 elderly people in LAT-relationships. Partners are ranked as the main providers of care, especially by men, but there is considerable variation in the answers. This seems to be principally related to the degree of flexibility in this type of relationship. Some individuals see a LAT-relationship as a marriage-like relationship, while others see it primarily as a type of relationship that guarantees them the possibility of maintaining their own independent way of life.

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2007. Vol. 49, no 4, 3-27 p.
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Ageing, Care, LAT- relations, Sweden
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Social Work Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-3467DOI: 10.1300/J083v49n04_02PubMedID: 17953060Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-34548490741Local ID: 3549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-3467DiVA: diva2:28499
Available from: 2008-09-30 Created: 2009-06-07 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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