ERIC Number: ED127548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Social Interaction, Age, and Ethnicity: An Examination of the "Double Jeopardy" Hypothesis.
Dowd, James J.; Bengston, Vern L.
This paper explores the relationships among ethnicity, age and inherent social dilemmas. The study examines selected dependent variables (economic and health indicators, social interaction, and life satisfaction items) in an effort to determine the extent to which different configurations of age, ethnicity and socioeconomic status produce varying levels of social interaction and well-being. The data presented were collected by the University of Southern California's Gerontology Center in its survey "Social and Cultural Contexts of Aging," sampling 1,269 Black, Mexican-American and Anglo residents of Los Angeles County aged 45 to 74. Analysis indicates that Blacks and Mexican Americans suffer a case of "double jeopardy" for the minority aged. The possibility that age may exert a leveling influence on ethnic variation over time is also suggested in the data. (Author/MPJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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