Research Resources on Disparities

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Research Resources on Disparities


As the United States as a whole grows more diverse, so does the population ages 65 and older, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report titled 65+ in the United States: 2005. Among its findings: "In 2003, older Americans were 83% non-Hispanic White, 8% Black, 6% Hispanic and 3% Asian. By 2030, an estimated 72% of older Americans will be non-Hispanic White, 11% Hispanic, 10% Black and 5% Asian." (Download the report at www.census.gov.)

Despite this growing diversity, mounting research shows that disparities loom in how the healthcare system in the United States treats ethnic or racial minority elders, older women and low-income older adults. Following -are selected resources for those concerned with healthcare disparities in aging.

The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences (October 2005, volume 60B, Special Issue 2) is titled "Health Inequalities Across the Life Course." This compilation of 20 articles on cultural adversity and its cumulative effects on health was edited by Steven H. Zarit of Penn State University and Leonard I. Pearlin of the University of Maryland.

National Institute on Aging (NIA) website (www.nia.nih.gov) is loaded with reports and summaries. A search for "disparities" yields an extensive list of studies and an overview that is updated regularly, most recently Dec. 15, 2005. Site visitors might also search for material on specific groups. …

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