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Journal Article

Economic components of grief

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Publication date

2013

Summary

This article investigates the nature, context, and impact of economic stressors associated with loss, drawing on a mixed-methods study of changes in financial circumstances and economic roles following death of a life partner. Findings show how economic changes, and the practicalities of dealing with such transitions, shaped individual responses to the death. Perceived decline in financial well-being was associated with increased risk of poor psychological health following bereavement. The findings underline the theoretical importance of financial risk factors for anticipating the duration, pattern, and timing of bereavement outcomes. A challenge for service providers and professionals is how to bring understanding of economic components within emotional and practical support for people preparing for death and those who are bereaved.

Published in

Death Studies

Volume and page numbers

37 , 725 -749

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2012.692456

ISSN

16

Subjects

Households, Well Being, and Finance

Links

http://serlib0.essex.ac.uk/record=b1677633~S5

Notes

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