ERIC Number: ED312564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Portrait of Older Minorities.
Agee, Emily M.
This booklet presents facts and statistics describing minority elderly persons in the United States. First general information is presented about minority elderly as a whole, noting that minority groups have increased risks of poor education, substandard housing, poverty, malnutrition, and generally poor health. Next, facts are presented about Black elderly, including the number of Black elderly, ratios of men to women, growth rates, regional concentrations, marital stuatus, living arrangements, educational level, employment, income, poverty status, and health. Similar types of statistics are presented for Hispanic elderly, Asian/Pacific Island elderly, and Native American elderly. The booklet concludes that: (1) the status of minority elderly is not likely to improve greatly in the immediate future; (2) for younger minorities the outlook is somewhat better due to increased opportunities for education and employment which result in higher incomes and larger benefits; and (3) efforts to enhance the status of minorities increase the likelihood of better living conditions, employment opportunities, and health for minority elderly. Seven figures supplement the text. (AB)
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Attainment, Employment, Health, Hispanic Americans, Housing, Older Adults, Population Trends, Profiles, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Trend Analysis
American Association of Retired Persons, 1909 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC.