Pearl Dykstra - Selected Publications#

Dykstra, P.A. (2016). Aging and social support. In G. Ritzer (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, 2nd edition. Blackwell reference online. [go to publisher's site]

Hagestad, G. O., & Dykstra, P. A. (2016). Structuration of the life course: Some neglected aspects. In M. J. Shanahan J. T. Mortimer, & M. Kirkpatrick Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of the life course, Volume II (pp. 131-157). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20880-0_6

Schenk, N., Dykstra, P., & Maas, I., & Van Gaalen, R. (2014). Older adults’ networks and public care receipt: Do partners and adult children substitute for unskilled public care? Ageing & Society, 34, 1711-1729. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X1300469.

Cooney, T.M. & Dykstra, P.A. (2013). Theories and their empirical support in the study of intergenerational family relationships in adulthood. In M.A. Fine & F.D. Fincham (Eds.), Handbook of family theories: A content-based approach (pp. 356-378). New York: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.

Schenk, N., & Dykstra, P. A. (2012). Continuity and change in intergenerational family relationships: An examination of shifts in relationship type over a three-year period. Advances in Life Course Research, 17(3), 121-132. DOI:10.1016/j.alcr.2012.01.004

Dykstra, P.A. (Ed.). (2012). Intergenerational family ties in Europe: Multiple linkages between individuals, families and social contexts. Demographic Research: Special Collection 11.

Dykstra, P. A., & Fokkema, T. (2011). Relationships between parents and their adult children: A West European typology of late-life families. Ageing & Society, 31(4), 545-569. DOI:

Dykstra, P. A. (2009). Older adult loneliness: Myths and realities. European Journal of Aging, 6 (2), 91-100. [Reprinted in: Vézina, J., Cappeliez, P., & Landreville, P. (2013). Psychologie gérontologique, 3e edition.] DOI:10.1007/s10433-009-0110-3

Dykstra, P. A. (2009). Childless old age. In P. Uhlenberg (Ed.), Handbook of the demography of population aging (pp. 671-690). Dordrecht: Springer.

Dykstra, P.A., Kalmijn, M., Komter, A.E., Knijn, T.C.M., Liefbroer, A.C. & Mulder, C.H. (2006). Family solidarity in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Dutch University Press.

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