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The Health of Aging Hispanics

The Mexican-Origin Population

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

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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 (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Setting the Stage: Hispanic Health and Aging in the Americas

    Pages 1-14

    Angel, Jacqueline L. (et al.)

  • Health Status of Elderly Hispanics in the United States

    Pages 17-25

    Palloni, Alberto

  • Census Disability Rates Among Older People by Race/Ethnicity and Type of Hispanic Origin

    Pages 26-39

    Markides, Kyriakos S. (et al.)

  • Disability and Active Life Expectancy of Older U.S.-and Foreign-Born Mexican Americans

    Pages 40-49

    Eschbach, Karl (et al.)

  • Predictors of Decline in Cognitive Status, Incidence of Dementia/CIND and All-Cause Mortality in Older Latinos: The Role of Nativity and Cultural Orientation in the Sacramento Area Latino Study on Aging

    Pages 50-64

    Haan, Mary N. (et al.)

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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
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