Social Networks of Older Adults: A Comparative Study of Americans and Taiwanese

by Philip Silverman, Laura Hecht, J. Daniel McMillin, and Shienpei Chang

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Theory

Chapter 3: Methods

Chapter 4: Older Adults in Two Cultures

Chapter 5: A Typology of Social Networks

Chapter 6: Reciprocity

Chapter 7: Values

Chapter 8: Social Capital and Leisure Activities

Chapter 9: Health

Chapter 10: Conclusion


A. English Interview

B. English Questionnaire

C. Chinese Interview

D. Manual for Interviewers

E. Additional Health Information

F. Interviewing in Taiwan: A Personal Account




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