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Chinese Communal Support Networks

Author: Yuen-Tsang, Angelina W. K.
Author Background:
Date 7/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: International-Social-Work
Volume/Pages 1999, 42, 3, July, 359-372.
Subject Matter Community Development
Abstract Interview, observation, & focus group data are used to qualitatively examine the social support networks of 27 working mothers from diverse socioeconomic strata in one neighborhood in Beijing, People s Republic of China. A grounded theory of Chinese social support networks is developed, & it is concluded that such networks are communal in nature & differ from Western networks, which are personal in nature. Implications for social work practice are presented. 10 References. Adapted from the source document