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“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”

The Age-by-Race Gap in Health and Mortality in the Older Population: A Social Science Research Agenda1
The age-by-race gap in health and mortality in the older population: A social science research agenda
Rose C.Gibson

Subdividing the age group 65 and over into finer age groups unmasks race differentials in mortality and morbidity that often favor blacks in the older age groups. This article describes the unusual phenomena and proposes a systematic research program to explain them.

Differentials that favor white Americans in the elderly population have been observed since health and mortality data have been collected. This black health and mortality disadvantage is not apparent in all age groups of the elderly, however. When the group 65 and over is subdivided, the black handicap in younger age groups ...

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