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Racial/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in the Health of Older U.S. Men and Women

Citation

Hummer, Robert A. & Gutin, Iliya (2018). Racial/Ethnic and Nativity Disparities in the Health of Older U.S. Men and Women. In Hayward, Mark D. & Majmundar, Malay K. (Eds.), Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop (pp. 31-66). Washington, D.C.: The National Academies Press.

Abstract

Over the last couple of decades, demographers have documented an array of racial/ethnic health disparities. While the National Research Council’s 1994 Demography of Aging volume did not include any chapters specifically devoted to racial/ethnic disparities, it later published two entire volumes focused on the topic (National Research Council, 1997, 2004). However, the racial/ethnic demography of the country has changed dramatically in the intervening years. Beyond changing population composition, it is also important to continually reassess racial/ethnic health disparities, given the fundamental importance of good health and long life to each group’s overall well-being, especially in the context of a society that has long been stratified along racial/ethnic lines.

URL

https://doi.org/10.17226/25064

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Future Directions for the Demography of Aging: Proceedings of a Workshop

Author(s)

Hummer, Robert A.
Gutin, Iliya

Editor(s)

Hayward, Mark D.
Majmundar, Malay K.

Year Published

2018

Pages

31-66

Publisher

The National Academies Press

City of Publication

Washington, D.C.

Reference ID

13045