Portland State University. College of Social Science
Dr. Leonard D. Cain
Date of Award
Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Social Science
1 online resource (65 p.)
Older people -- United States, Desertion and non-support -- United States
This study examines the widely prevalent belief that adult children desert their elders.
Data which suggested considerable family support of elderly family members were collected over a period of one year through counseling families with dependent parents. These families exhibited confusion and lack of knowledge but not desertion.
Harvey, Jill C., "Desertion of elderly by adult children" (1982). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3167.