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Aging: religious sisters facing the future

Women & Politics

Author: Margraff, R. L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1986


Since entry of young women into religious orders has decreased, & life expectancy of women in religious orders is above that of the general U.S. population, many orders are characterized by disproportionately large aged populations. Age structural problems are viewed through five major themes: retirement & value of work; career changes; housing; medical care; & economic concerns. Observations of 840 elderly & retired sisters at 3 congregations are reported & related to these themes. Current problems, attempts being made to resolve them, & key issues for the future are identified.

Further Details

Pages: 35-49
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 22.5.03
Image: 2628739584omen and Politics.pdf
Electronic Resource Number: 10.1300/J014v06n02_04
Research Notes: ILL request made 21/08/2013
Keywords: North Americaolderhousinghealth improvementsecurity
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