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Demographic profiles of Asian immigrant elderly residing in metropolitan ethnic enclave communities

TitleDemographic profiles of Asian immigrant elderly residing in metropolitan ethnic enclave communities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMui, AC, Nguyen, DD, Kang, D, Domanski, MDietz
JournalJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work: Innovation in Theory, Research & PracticeJournal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work: Innovation in Theory, Research & Practice
Volume15
Pagination193-214
ISBN Number1531-3204<br/>1531-3212
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2007-06274-009
Keywords*Acculturation, *Asians, *Gerontology, *Immigration, *Racial and Ethnic Differences, Demographic Characteristics, demographic characteristics, Asian immigrant elderly, metropolitan ethnic enclave communities, acculturation experiences, Gerontology [2860], Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Language Proficiency, Probability, Social Processes & Social Issues [2900], Social Services, us
AbstractThis study reports the demographic characteristics of six groups of Asian American elders (Chinese, Korean, Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Japanese) in a regional probability sample (n = 407). The findings confirm the heterogeneity of the Asian American elderly population, who differ in terms of demographics, immigration and acculturation experiences, language proficiency, educational attainment, and financial status. Findings point to the importance of taking careful consideration of the specific needs of different population groups of Asian American elders when planning social and support services. Additionally, cultural competence training for health and social service professionals is needed in order to address the special needs, variability, and differences among these Asian ethnic populations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).