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

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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