Women and Aging International: Diversity, Challenges and Contributions

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According to a recent population report by the United Nations, "in most countries, older women greatly outnumber older men. In many cases, the difference is so large that the concerns of the older population should in fact be viewed primarily as the concerns of older women." Internationally, the concerns of older women emanate from the unique gendered challenges they experience because they are more likely to be widowed, poor, have lower educational attainment, fewer skills, restricted inheritance and land ...

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According to a recent population report by the United Nations, "in most countries, older women greatly outnumber older men. In many cases, the difference is so large that the concerns of the older population should in fact be viewed primarily as the concerns of older women." Internationally, the concerns of older women emanate from the unique gendered challenges they experience because they are more likely to be widowed, poor, have lower educational attainment, fewer skills, restricted inheritance and land ownership, and have fewer sexual rights. To add to this negative scenario, ageist and sexist attitudes in both developed and developing societies throughout the world tend to categorize older women as non-contributing burdens even though they are in fact often highly productive and bear most of the burdens of family caregiving responsibilities. In spite of their majority status and list of concerns, older women are less likely to be equally represented in the literature on aging. This edited book introduces the reader to the diversity, challenges and contributions of older women in several of the major regions of the world.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415695428
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/26/2012
  • Pages: 112

Meet the Author

Lee Ann Mjelde-Mossey is Associate Professor Adjoint in the Psychology Department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA, and Honorary Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Hong Kong, China. She is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Women and Aging and the Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work.

Iris Chi is the Chinese-American Golden Age Association Frances Wu Chair for the Chinese Elderly at the University of Southern California, USA. Dr. Chi is associated with numerous aging related international organizations including the World Health Organization.

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Table of Contents

1. Women and Aging International: Diversity, Challenges and Contributions Lee Ann Mjelde-Mossey 2. Older Women's Rights to Property and Inheritance in Kenya: Culture, Policy, and Disenfranchisement Elishiba N. Kimani and Lucy W. Maina 3. Voices of Older Ethnic Mongolian Women in Rural China: Economic and Social Contexts Meng Liu, Jie Feng and Kai Zhu 4. Gender and Widowhood: Disparity in Health Status and Health Care Utilization Among the Aged in India Sreerupa and S. Irudaya Rajan 5. Native American Grandmothers: Cultural Tradition and Contemporary Necessity Lisa Byers 6. Older Women in Central and Eastern Europe: Economic and Health Concerns Jolanta Perek-Bialas and Lee Ann Mjelde-Mossey 7. Effect of Perceived Filial Piety on the Life Satisfaction of Older Chinese Women Who Provide Tangible Support to their Adult Children Man Guo and Iris Chi

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