Ethnic and racial groups, similar or different, and how do we measure?

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S. Sudha, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: During the twentieth century, we were excited by the increase in life expectancy, which grew from 47 years in the early 1900s to 76.5 years in 1997 (Kramarow et al. 1999). Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the excitement of longer life has turned to studied concern as the needs for resources and services required by this longer life emerge. Policy innovation and new avenues to health services are in demand as the nation faces a steep growth in the number of older persons from 13% to 20% of the total population (Profile of Older Americans 1999). The heterogeneity contained behind and within these figures has increased remarkably.

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Research on Aging [Special Issue: Aging and Health in a Multiethnic Society Volume 1: Patterns and Methods], 22, 589-98.
Language: English
Date: 2000
editorial, ethnic groups, race, aging

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