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Latinos in an aging world: Social, psychological, and economic perspectives

TitleLatinos in an aging world: Social, psychological, and economic perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAngel, RJ, Angel, JL
Series TitleTextbooks in aging series
PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis Group; US
CityNew York, NY
ISBN Number978-1-84872-536-2 (Hardcover), 978-1-84872-537-9 (Paperback), 978-1-315-81458-2 (Electronic)
Accession NumberBook: 2014-37172-000
Keywords*Aging, *Health Care Delivery, *Latinos/Latinas, aging, Latinos, health care, social aspects, economic aspects, psychological aspects, Economics, Health & Mental Health Treatment & Prevention [3300], Health Care Economics, Health Care Policy, Health Disparities, Human Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older), Public Health, Society
Abstract(from the book) This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and its implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and mental well-being of older Latinos. The political and cultural implications including possible policy changes are also considered. Written in an engaging style, each chapter opens with a vignette that puts a human face on the issues. Boxed exhibits highlight social programs and policies, and physical and mental health challenges that impact Latino elders. Web alerts direct readers to sites that feature more detailed information related to the chapter's issues. Each chapter also features an introduction, examples, tables, figures, a summary, and discussion questions. The self-contained chapters can be read in any order. Intended for courses on Latinos and aging, diversity, race and ethnicity, minorities and aging, adult development and aging, the psychology or sociology or politics of aging, geriatric social work, public health and aging, global aging, social or family policy, and health and society taught in the behavioral and social sciences, ethnic, or Latin American/Chicano Studies, this book also appeals to researchers and practitioners who work with Hispanic families. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).