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The nations of the world are aging. In comparison to decades of the past, older cohorts represent a growing share of the world's population. This trend is the result primarily of declining fertility rates and, secondarily, of increasing longevity. Even those countries that have only recently...
U.S. welfare policy is undergoing a philosophical shift resulting in a dramatic legislative overhaul aimed at reducing spending, limiting eligibility, and enhancing the control of states over federal social service programs. To date, lawfully admitted permanent aliens have been treated the same...
Using data from the 1990 Latino sample of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the 1988 National Survey of Elderly Hispanics, this research examines ethnic variation in the economic wellbeing of older Latinos. Older Puerto Ricans are less economically secure than Cubans or Mexican Americans,...
Do the living arrangements of immigrant elderly differ significantly from those for nonimmigrant elderly If so, are differences between immigrants and nonimmigrants due to population composition or immigrationbased cultural preferences To answer these questions this research examines the living...
In this paper we develop a conceptual model of the cultural context within which gender and social support affect health among the elderly. We argue that given the highly contextualized and subjective nature of social support, observed associations between social contacts and health cannot be...
Using data from the linked National Health Interview Survey National Death Index NHISNDI, a new and unique data set, we examine the interaction of age and selfrated health as a predictor of overall and causespecific mortality. Proponents of wear and tear theories argue that as the body ages, it...
This paper analyzes the situation of women 85 and over using the United States Census public use sample for 1990 involving individual census records of 154,008 women and men It provides weighted population estimates. Data is presented on the oldest disability levels for men and women, the level...
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