ERIC Number: ED055286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
An Examination of Social Participation Found among a National Sample of Black and White Elderly.
Rubenstein, Daniel I.
The primary focus is on black persons, aged 65 or older. Almost 4,000 non-institutionalized black and white elderly comprised the final, nationwide sample. Various demographic data are presented, e.g., place of residence, income, marital status, education, religion, occupation, etc. for the entire sample and significant differences between black and white elderly are established. The unequal position of the black elderly is emphasized, much of it seen simply as the exacerbated continuation of earlier disadvantagement. On the basis of the demographic data, as well as the results of testing his major hypotheses, the author concludes: (1) that the black elderly are with us and their living conditions are in dire need of improvement; (2) that the black elderly are no more alone and isolated than the general elderly population; and (3) that the emotional state of well being (morale) is not significantly different for black elderly than for white elderly. (TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Florence Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare.
Note: Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, New York, N. Y., April 15-17, 1971