Who supports? The providers of social support to dual-parent families caring for young children

Miller, RJ and Darlington, Y (2002) Who supports? The providers of social support to dual-parent families caring for young children. Journal of Community Psychology, 30 5: 461-473. doi:10.1002/jcop.10023


Author Miller, RJ
Darlington, Y
Title Who supports? The providers of social support to dual-parent families caring for young children
Journal name Journal of Community Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-4392
Publication date 2002-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/jcop.10023
Volume 30
Issue 5
Start page 461
End page 473
Total pages 13
Editor R P Lorion
Place of publication USA
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Language eng
Subject C1
370204 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
750307 Families
Abstract Previous research points to the importance of both kin and non-kin ties within social networks as sources of social support. This study examines the kin and non-kin providers of specific types of support to dual-parent low-income Australian families caring for young children. The study highlights the importance of family and friends as support providers. Study Participants tended to rely on family, including parents, siblings and other family members, and friends for emotional and information support. Parents also tended to provide material and practical support. While neighbors and community agencies offered some emotional and information support, overall, these sources were minimal. (C) 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Keyword Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Psychology, Multidisciplinary
Social Work
Stress
Predictors
Health
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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