Social networks among lower income Korean elderly immigrants in the U.S.

Jeong Ah Yoo, Allison Zippay

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This study examines the composition and cultural context of the social networks of a sample of primarily lower-income Korean elderly immigrants and the resources and supports available through those network ties. In-depth, in-person interviews were used to investigate categories of network ties and the nature of network exchanges. Non-kin and organizational contacts were primary sources of emotional and instrumental support among this sample, with the norms and institutions of elder care in the U.S. shaping expectations regarding sources of support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-376
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Aging Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


  • Korean elderly
  • Korean immigrants
  • Social networks


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