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Vinick, Barbara H.

Works: 17 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 1,335 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Academic theses  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: HQ1062, 306.38
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara H Vinick
Today I am a woman : stories of bat mitzvah around the world by Barbara H Vinick( )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book surprises the reader with its fascinating array of compelling accounts of what it meant for Jewish girls to come of age. The editors scoured the globe to find powerful, varied, and moving depictions of bat mitzvah in the contemporary Jewish world
Families and retirement by Maximiliane Szinovácz( Book )

13 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the long-term effects of retirement on family relationships? Do personality characteristics or attitudes of one spouse impinge on the other spouse's retirement plans and adjustment? What differences exist in the ways males and females adapt to retirement? Leading researchers in the fields of family studies and gerontology present enlightening information on the impact of retirement on family relations. Original essays focus on gender and ethnic differences, the role of children, siblings, and significant others, and the multiple changes retirement creates in marriage. In addition, a variety of theoretical models, existing research, and methodological problems in studying retired families are explored
Re-engagement in later life : re-employment and remarriage by Ruth Harriet Jacobs( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The displaced homemaker : a state-of-the-art review by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movement to train and counsel displaced homemakers began in 1975. State legislation for funding was followed by vocational educational and Comprehensive Employment Training Act funding. The Department of Labor has estimated that there are at least 4.13 million displaced homemakers. A total of 354 displaced homemaker programs have been located. Most offer counseling rather than job-specific training. Displaced homemakers need greater support while in training and more training and employment in nontraditional occupations. Most exmployers who have hired displaced homemakers have found them dependable and highly motivated. The term displaced homemaker should be more clearly defined with program focus on middle-aged and older women. More effective outreach to rural and minority women, multiple sources of funding, and training of counselors and instructors in the special needs of displaced homemakers are needed. Criteria for program evaluation should include funding, outreach, and services. (A seventy-page bibliography concludes the report, and appendixes constituting half the document include information on local, state, and federal displaced homemaker legislation and programs, lists of resources, and directory of educational institutions with displaced homemaker programs.) (Related documents are a manual on vocational counseling for displaced homemakers and a resource guide for vocational educators and planners--see note.) (MN)
Bibliography on the displaced homemaker( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther's legacy : celebrating Purim around the world( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarriage in old age by Barbara H Vinick( )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loneliness Among Elderly Widowers by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fact that few researchers have studied loneliness in widowhood may be related to the concept itself which spans intellectual perspectives, incorporating elements of affect, cognition, and social structure. To examine loneliness among elderly widowers, 24 adult males (participants in a more comprehensive study of widowed men, aged 63 to 93 years) were interviewed and completed the Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale, and Townsend's Index of Incapactiy. Twelve of the men said they were seldom lonely. An analysis of factors relating to loneliness showed that those who were not lonely were more positive about their life situations, more autonomous, and more independent than those who were lonely. Car ownership, amount of driving, going for walks, and having a hobby were inversely related to loneliness. Those who could manage daily activities without difficulty or aid from another person were less likely to profess loneliness. Loneliness was statistically unrelated to frequency of contact with children, to self-reported feelings of closeness to children, or to being a father at all. Performing services for others and participating in volunteer activities decreased loneliness. Only two of the men reported having male confidants. The findings suggest that elderly widowers can overcome loneliness through activity and motivation. (Bl)
The aging market discovered, 1980-1989 : a bibliography by Gretchen R Batra( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elderly Men as Caretakers of Wives by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the life expectancy of women is longer than that of men and because men seem to marry younger women, most of the literature on caregivers of the elderly has focusd on women who care for elderly, disabled husbands. In order to explore the role of men as caretakers of disabled wives, 25 elderly widowers (aged 63-93) participated in interviews designed to elicit recollections of the time they spent caring for elderly or disabled wives. Data analyses indicated that 12 of the 15 husbands whose wives were disabled before death had the primary responsibility for caregiving. Several husbands became ill while nursing their wives and almost half claimed that they had become ill or that a chronic condition had worsened in the first year of widowhood. Men who had nursed their wives were less likely to consider remarriage. The caretaker role among elderly men appears to provide anticipatory socialization to widowhood as men learn to cook and clean house during the time of the spouse's illness. Because of the small sample, this study was intended to be suggestive rather than definitive. Further research could be directed toward elucidating household and marital roles of elderly men, roles of other family members in caring for a disabled relative, and needed support services for men who are caregivers. (Ag)
The Transition to Retirement Accounts of Husbands and Wives by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retirement is recognized as a family experience, affecting retirees, their spouses, and their children. This study examined how the retirement transition affects the middle class, healthy, and financially secure male retiree and his wife. In-depth interviews were conducted with 92 couples from the Boston area in which the husband had been retired for 6 to 12 months. Responses from husbands and wives were classified as: (1) impingement; (2) the second look; (3) the spoiled retirement; and (4) retirement as resource. The response labeled "impingement" was almost entirely limited to the wives and refers to the overlap of husbands into the wife's sphere of activity. While most wives saw impingements as minor nuisances rather than as crises, both working and non-working women mentioned disruption of daily routines. Wives generally reported that they had adjusted unilaterally to the new situation. For husbands retirement afforded a "second look" at their wives' daily lives. Many were dismayed at their wives' humdrum routines and at the amount of time spent on housework. When illness made normal activities impossible or was life-threatening, the result was often a "spoiled retirement." Physical and emotional problems of other family members also sometimes resulted in spoiled retirement reponses. "Retirement as resource" refers to a global evaluation of retirement as a positive state, and was the modal response of the majority of respondents. Husbands' assessment of retirement focused on the personal level, while wives focused on the interpersonal realm. The findings suggest that most problems of adjustment were either minor and short-lived or attributable to conditions other than retirement itself. (NB)
Remarriage Among the Elderly Present and Future by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many factors are contributive to a rise in the rate of remarriage among older adults. Statistical and survey data on the condition of the elderly suggest that: (1) the number of elderly marriages has increased dramatically in recent years; (2) improved health status allows older adults greater socialization and mobility which greatly enhance the chances for remarriage; (3) the trend to live in single residences fosters the desire for remarriage; and (4) older adults value their freedom and independence. Attitudes of older adults and significant others in their environment reflect little condemnation of remarriage by younger persons and a trend toward acceptance of remarriage by older adults themselves. Social policy is also influential in affecting remarriage rates as evidenced by changes in Social Security laws and the proliferation of programs designed to help older adults remain in their homes as long as possible, e.g. senior citizen recreation centers, subsidized meal programs, and special transportation services. (Author/HLM)
Three Years after Bereavement Lifestyles of Elderly Men by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little empirically-based research has been conducted on the effects of widowhood on males. The lifestyles of 26 elderly men widowed in 1978 were examined, with special emphasis on their living arrangements, heterosexual relationships, and attitudes toward remarriage. In-depth interviews conducted after the men had been widowed an average of two years and nine months revealed that most had stable lifestyles. Over half of the respondents lived alone; most of the others lived with relatives and also had some type of health problem. Most respondents had health problems; only three did not have a chronic illness. Over half expressed feelings of loneliness; health appeared to be the most important factor related to loneliness. Few complained about housework or cooking chores, although over half had help in one or both of these areas. Only nine widowers had dated since widowhood and most reported negative or ambivalent attitudes about remarriage. Age was the most prevalent reason given for reluctance to remarry. The findings suggest that more empirical information is needed to develop effective interventions to aid males coping with the effects of widowhood. (NRB)
Perceptions of "impingement" and marital satisfaction among wives of retired husband by Suzanne Y Bushfield( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Older stepfamilies : views from the parental generation by Barbara H Vinick( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cinderella's sequel : stepmothers' long-term relationships with adult stepchildren by Barbara H Vinick( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Impact of divorce on the extended family( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Families and retirement
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