Published Papers - Abstract 230

Byles J & Feldman S. The lives of older widowed women. Just Policy, 2006; 39: 23-28

Widowhood not only impacts a women's physical and mental health but they also lack direct access to the social and instrumental support afforded by living as a couple and are more likely to be impoverished than couples or single men. The social and financial disadvantage facing many of these ageing widowed women should be looked after by the public policy makers and service planners and they should formulate policies and programs that help them with these day-to-day problems that widows face