Hispanic Elderly in Transition: Theory, Research, Policy, and Practice

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Steven R. Applewhite
Greenwood Press, 1988 - Political Science - 238 pages
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An outstanding examination of the cross-cultural apsects in social work practice and service dealing with Hispanic elderly, in particular Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and Mexicans. It provides a historical as well as a sociodemographic overview of the Hispanic aged, and addresses economic, cultural, and health issues affecting their quality of life. This is certainly a notable and comprehensive study of service utilization, variations in aging, politics and public policy, and foremost a collection of research writings of ethnography of Hispanic aging patterns and variabilities. Most highly recommended for public and academic libraries and for class use. "LA Red/The Net"

A notable contribution to the literature dealing with ethnic variations in aging, this volume of interrelated original essays looks at how Hispanic elderly living in the United States are adapting to the present, maintaining links to the past, and determining the roles they may have in shaping the future. Addressing economic, social, cultural, and health issues that affect the quality of life of older Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, and other Hispanics, the book offers both comprehensive analyses of selected topics and descriptive case studies of community life together with theoretical paradigms and practice models in the field of minority aging.

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Health Status and Health Service Utilization
Social Policy and Elderly Hispanics
Family Community and Natural Support Systems 119 8 The Hispanic Elderly and the Extended Multigenerational

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STEVEN R. APPLEWHITE is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, Tempe.

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