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Social networks and support for parents and childless adults in the second half of life : Convergence, divergence, or stability?

Social networks and support for parents and childless adults in the second half of life : Convergence, divergence, or stability?

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KLAUS, Daniela, Sebastian SCHNETTLER, 2016. Social networks and support for parents and childless adults in the second half of life : Convergence, divergence, or stability?. In: Advances in Life Course Research. 29, pp. 95-105. ISSN 1569-4909. eISSN 1040-2608

@article{Klaus2016Socia-37295, title={Social networks and support for parents and childless adults in the second half of life : Convergence, divergence, or stability?}, year={2016}, doi={10.1016/j.alcr.2015.12.004}, volume={29}, issn={1569-4909}, journal={Advances in Life Course Research}, pages={95--105}, author={Klaus, Daniela and Schnettler, Sebastian} }

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