Aging and Health gathers and reviews available research and literature on how social structural variables influence the health of middle-aged and older Americans. Chapters focus on gender, class and racial-ethnic differences, specifically considering Blacks, Hispanics and Navajos. Contributors present and evaluate data on mortality and life expectancy, major causes of death, and the prevalence and incidence of major chronic diseases.
Kyriakos S. Markides, Ph.D., is Annie and John Gnitzinger Professor of Aging Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He is the author or co-author of 210 publications, most of which are in the field of health and aging. The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has recently listed Dr. Markides among the most highly cited scientists in the world. He has extensive editorial experience including being the founding and current Editor of the Journal of Aging and Health (SAGE). Dr. Markides has also edited a number of related books, including Minorities, Aging, and Health (SAGE).
Aging, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Class and Health - Kyriakos S Markides
A Conceptual Overview
Gender, Aging and Health - Lois M Verbrugge
Class, Aging and Health - Charles F Longino, George J Warheit and Julie Ann Green
Physical Health Conditions of Middle-Aged and Aged Blacks - Jacquelyne Johnson Jackson and Charlotte Perry
Aging and Health among Southwestern Hispanics - Kyriakos S Markides, Jeannine Coreil and Linda Rogers
Aging and Health Among Navajo Indians - Stephen J Kunitz and Jerrold E Levy