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Journal of Applied Gerontology

Author: Groger, L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Examines the impact of the growing interest in & funding for research into the causes & consequences of minority aging. It is argued that, while this interest has increased research funding & enhanced academic careers, it has subjectified the minority groups studied & brought them little benefit. This is seen in the perpetuation of myths that attribute differences between white & minority elders to minority group membership, avoiding actual causes, eg, life-long poverty. Drawing on statistics showing the number of elderly minorities in the US, the need for intervention early in the life cycle of vulnerable persons is described. Recommendations for alleviating class & race inequalities causing hardships among aging minorities are made. It is concluded that the lives of the elderly would be greatly improved by monetary compensation to caregivers, an unlikely policy in the current situation.

Further Details

Full Title: Journal of Applied Gerontology
Pages: 119-123
Volume: 17
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 16.4.03
Keywords: North America, older, carer
Reads: 182