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ANTHROPOLOGY IN ACTION: "Relinquishing
Care." Anthropologist Lisa Groger helps us rethink how African American
families in Ohio perceive nursing homes.
PROJECTS TO FOLLOW: Peggy Dilworth-Anderson, a sociologist and gerontologist at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro is conducting a four-year study of African-Americans in that state who are caring for older relatives. Recent nationwide surveys show that blacks are twice as likely as white to receive care from family members when their health declines. Their caregivers are also much more likely to also bear the additional responsibility of caring for children and grandchildren living at home. More than half of these caregivers have children less than age 18 years-old living at home compared to 39% of white caregivers. In general about one-third of African American aged live in multigenerational households compared to just under one-fifth of white elders. A good discussion of this project can be found in Dilworth-Anderson's article "The Structure and Outcomes of Caregiving to Elderly Blacks: A Research Agenda," in African American Research Perspectives, Spring 1997. NOTE: you can also download this article from:http://rcgd.isr.umich.edu/prba/perspectives/spring1997/dilworth.pdf
WEB SPECIALS: top of page
The African American Research Perspectives journal has put the full text of its back issues on the web. Each issue typically has at least one article on the aged. The most recent issue, Spring 1998 (not yet on the web), has a whole section on the Black elderly. Check it out at: http://rcgd.isr.umich.edu/prba/perspectives/index.htm#spr97
http://www.priae.org/index.htm Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity. see how Europe deals with its ethnic aged check out this web site. It includes important new reports.
http://www.channel4.com/news/2005/02/week_4/22_asian.html A new report says Asian elderly in the UK are facing a care crisis.
The Washington Post reported recently that The Older Americans 2000 Key Indicators of Well-Being showed that many members of minority groups were missing out on the recent economic boom. Click here to see article.
AGING NETWORK The American Association of Aging web page
has a section dealing with a wide variety of diversity issues.cllick on their
and then link to "Diversity Initiatives
Arber, S. and C. Wenger, 1995. "Gender and Support Networks in Later Life." In Connecting Gender and Aging: A Sociological Approach, S. Arber and J. Ginn, eds., Buckingham, ENG: Open University Press.
Barker, J., J. Morrow, Linda S. Mitteness. 1998. Gender, informal social support networks, and elderly urban African Americans. JAS 12: 199-222.
Baker,J and K. Saechao. 1997. "A household survey of older Iu-Mein refugees in rural California." Journal of Cross- Cultural Gerontology 12: 2:121-143.
Bastida, E. 1993. Applied Research on Health and Ethnicity: Hispanic Elderly. AARP: Washington, D.C.
Brink, S. 1998. Housing Older People: An International Perspective Transaction Books.
Ferraro, K.F. and M.F. Farmer. 1996. "Double jeopardy, aging as leveler, or persistent health inequality? A longitudinal analysis of black and white Americans." Journal of Gerontology 51B(6):319-28.
Field, D., J. Hockey and N. Small, eds. 1997. Death, Gender and Ethnicity. New York: Routledge.
Fried, S. & C.M. Mehrotra. 1998. Aging and diversity: an activelearning experience. Washington DC: Taylor & Francis.
Harel, Z., D. Biegel and D. Guttman, eds. 1994. Jewish Aged in the United States and Israel: Diversity, Programs, and Services.
Jette, A., S. Crawford and S. Tenstedt. 1996. "Toward Understanding Ethnic Di fferences in Late-Life Disability." Research on Aging Vol. 18, No. 3.
Kane, R., L. Hixon Illson and N. Miller. 1992. "Qualitative Analysis of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)." Gerontologist 32:771-780. Provides a good analysis of the PACE program discussed in Chapter 12.
Kim,C.S. and Rhee,K.O. 1997. "Variations in preferred living arrangements among Korean elderly parents." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 12::2:189-202.
Lewinter, M., S.S. Kesmez, and K. Gezgin. 1996. "The social situation of elderly Turkish immigrants in Copenhagen, Denmark. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 11(2): 115-29.
Lee, M.S., K.S. Crittenden, E. Yu. 1996. "Social Support and Depression Among Elderly Korean Immigrants in the United States." International Joiurnal of Aging and Human Development 42(4): 313-27.
Markides, K.S. & M.R. Miranda, eds. 1997. Minorities, aging, and health. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Martin, L.G. & B.J. Soldo, eds. 1997. Racial and ethnic differences in the health of older Americans. Washington DC: National Academy Press.
McAuley, W. 1988. "History, Race, and Attachment to Place Among Elders in the Rural All-Black Towns of Oklahoma" Journal of Gerontology, S35-46.
Pang, K.Y.C. 1996. "Self-care strategy of elderly Korean immigrants in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 11(3): 229-54.
R. John, R. Resendiz and L.W. de Vargas. 1997. "Beyond familism?: Familism as explicit motive for eldercare among Mexican American caregivers." Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology 12:2:145-62.
Tennstedt, S. and B-H. Chang. 1998. the relative contribution of ethnicity versus socioeconomic status in explaining differences in disability and receipt of informal care. J. Gerontology 53B(2): S61-70.
Wallace, S.P., L. Levy-Storms, R.S. Kington, R.M. Anderson. 1998. The persistence of race and ethnicity in the use of long- term care. Journal of Gerontology 53B(2): S104-12.
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