Consequences of gender differentials in life expectancy for black and Hispanic Americans

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Abstract

Increased survival by blacks and Hispanics is causing a widening of the sex imbalance of the elderly population much like we have observed in the general population. These demopgraphic trends point toward greater widowhood among minority women and continuing high rates of poverty. In addition, we can expect increased rates of disability in monitory elderly women, increased dependency, worsening intergenerational relationships, and higher rates of institutionalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume29
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

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Life Expectancy
Hispanic Americans
Widowhood
Institutionalization
Poverty
Population
Survival
Dependency (Psychology)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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