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Standard of Living, Wellbeing, and Community Development [Working Title]
Family is the main informal support system for the older population. Focusing on social network types, the chapter discusses the relevance of family-centered networks, restricted and diverse networks for wellbeing, and psychosocial risk in the aging process. Social network types and social support effectiveness are also pointed out as good predictors of health, mental health, and social or community participation. Familistic cultures represent different demands on informal support and socialdoi:10.5772/intechopen.96302 fatcat:so7tdh6o2fbf3ojukivgqi6tju