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This article investigates the timing of residential moves in relation to retirement of the household head and spouse, using data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Among the unmarried, rates of mobility are higher in the year surrounding retirement than they are for either current workers...
Immigrant groups frequently experience a widening intergenerational gap as the younger generation improves in social status. That such ascendancy is accompanied by intergenerational conflict and strain is clearly borne out by the experience of many Japanese Americans. Using data gathered from...
A cross-national comparison of population age structure and of retirement benefits programs of the social security systems in eight developed countries is made to examine the different policy responses countries have made to the aging of their populations. The countries included are Austria,...
Between 1970 and 1980, there has been an increase of more than 140% of Asians in America, mainly through the influx of new immigrants as a result of the 1965 legislative amendment to the old national quota immigration law. Along with the increase of new immigrants and their families, we...
This article was commissioned by ADAMHA to articulate the contribution of social and behavioral sciences to mental health research. The author selected two concepts commonly used in research on ethnic minorities in the last two decades: culture and support groups. Advocates of alternative and...
The relationship between perceived personal control over the events of daily life and institutionalization is examined through a panel study of 151 impaired older individuals who were interviewed at two points in time six months apart. Institutionalization between the initial and follow-up...
The ethnic attitudes of 74 Korean elderly immigrants, 41 second-generation Japanese elderly, and 42 U.S.-born White elderly toward their own ethnic group and the others were assessed by the Thurstone Attitude Scale. The Koreans' attitudes toward Koreans and White Americans were favorable....
This article examines the mortality and morbidity patterns of Chinese elderly in America by using two established data sources: (1) the most recent vital statistics maintained by the National Center for Health Statistics, and (2) the cancer registry program called SEER (Surveillance,...
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