American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More

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Understanding the Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses

Research Paper Title The Impact of British Military Foreign Postings on Accompanying Spouses. Abstract In this thesis, Gillan Blakely reports an investigation into the psychological, emotional and social impact of British military foreign postings on accompanying spouses. An ethnographic methodology was adopted utilising a four phase mixed method approach consisting of one quantitative and three… Read More

Research: Friends, Middle Age & Wellbeing

Having a large network of friends is critical to the psychological wellbeing of middle aged adults. Researchers used information collected from over 7000 adults born in Great Britain in 1958. Having fewer friends at age 45 was associated with poorer psychological wellbeing at age 50, over and above the differences accounted for by educational factors,… Read More