Social support networks: A critical review of models and findings

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) Monograph No 1


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Research report

July 1982

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Recent years have witnessed a remarkable growth in the number of studies which explore the relationship between the structure of people's social networks of friends, relatives, neighbours and associates on the one hand and, on the other, various aspects of individual well-being and hardship. The first section of this monograph identifies and evaluates the major explanatory models in use and summarises important findings. The second section is concerned with methodological issues involved in research on support networks.

Institute of Family Studies Monograph no. 1


Institute of Family Studies Monograph no. 1