Aging in Black America / Edition 1

Aging in Black America / Edition 1

by James S. Jackson
     
 

This book provides a systematic overview of the status and life situations of elderly black Americans. Based on an empirical national survey, the contributors examine the major substantive issues related to psychological and social dimensions of ageing from a perspective that addresses the population's special circumstances and strengths.

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This book provides a systematic overview of the status and life situations of elderly black Americans. Based on an empirical national survey, the contributors examine the major substantive issues related to psychological and social dimensions of ageing from a perspective that addresses the population's special circumstances and strengths.

Sections are devoted to community, friends and family; church and religion; health, social functioning and well-being; group identity and political participation; and retirement and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803935365
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/23/1992
Pages:
360

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
1Roles and Resources of the Black Elderly1
Sect. ICommunity, Friends, and Family
2Neighborhoods and Neighbor Relations21
3Crime Stress, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction38
4Gender, Marital, Familial, and Friendship Roles49
5Intergenerational Support: The Provision of Assistance to Parents by Adult Children69
6Intimate Partnerships84
Sect. IIChurch and Religion
7Religion and Religious Observances101
8Function and Supportive Roles of Church and Religion124
Sect. IIIHealth, Social Functioning, and Well-Being
9Physical Health151
10Health Disability and Its Consequences for Subjective Stress167
11Mental Health and Help-Seeking Behavior185
Sect. IVGroup Identity and Political Participation
12Identity and Consciousness: Group Solidarity203
13Group Consciousness and Political Behavior217
14Demographic and Religious Correlates of Voting Behavior233
Sect. VRetirement and Work
15The Black Americans Who Keep Working253
16The Black American Retirement Experience277
Sect. VILife Course of African Americans
17Status and Functioning of Future Cohorts of African-American Elderly: Conclusions and Speculations301
Author Index319
Subject Index327
About the Authors and Editors333

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