The Health of Aging Hispanics

The Mexican-Origin Population

Editors: Angel, Jacqueline L., Whitfield, Keith E. (Eds.)

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About this Textbook

The Health of Aging Hispanics: The Mexican-Origin Population

edited by

Jacqueline L. Angel

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas

and

Keith W. Whitfield

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

The population of the United States, like that of most other nations, will age rapidly well into the 21st century. By 2025, at least one-fifth of the population in 15 countries in the Americas is to be age 60 or over. Additionally, as the result of high immigration and fertility rates, as well as improvements in life expectancy, the United States Census Bureau projects that by 2050, the total number of non-Hispanic white aged 65 and over will more than triple, and the number of Hispanics in this age bracket will increase eleven fold. Despite these demographic facts, there is a significant dearth of information about the unique strengths and characteristics that underrepresented minority possess and experience as they age. Further examination of these understudied groups, especially among Hispanics – now the nation’s largest minority group – offers the possibility to promote healthy aging for the entire nation.

In this unique volume, contributions provide initial information on numerous factors that affect the health security of Mexican-origin families and individuals as they face the burdens of decline in health status and caring for children and the elderly simultaneously, including health issues before and after immigration. Also included is material addressing important issues related to the contemporary political debate on immigration and healthcare reform in the United States and Mexico. In the coming decades, collections such as this will be critical to develop a better understanding of how immigration from Latin America, Asia and Africa to the United States produces health disparities in our aging population.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Health Status of Elderly Hispanics in the United States

    Alberto Palloni

    Pages 17-25

  • Disparities and Access Barriers to Health Care Among Mexican American Elders

    Fernando Treviño, Alberto Coustasse

    Pages 165-180

  • Lack of Health Insurance Coverage and Mortality Among Latino Elderly in the United States

    Rogelio Saenz, Mercedes Rubio

    Pages 181-194

  • Health Insurance Coverage and Health Care Utilization along the U.S.–Mexico Border: Evidence from the Border Epidemiologic Study on Aging

    Elena Bastida, H. Shelton Brown, José A. Pagán

    Pages 222-234

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Health of Aging Hispanics
Book Subtitle
The Mexican-Origin Population
Editors
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Keith E. Whitfield
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-47208-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-47208-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-47206-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2367-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 290
Topics