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National Research Council (US) Panel on Race, Ethnicity, and Health in Later Life; Bulatao RA, Anderson NB, editors. Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2004.

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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda.

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AppendixContents, Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life

The papers in Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life (National Research Council, 2004) were originally presented in March 2002 at the Panel's Workshop on Ethnic Disparities in Aging. They were subsequently modified to incorporate the comments of discussants at the workshop, panel members, and reviewers. The papers and the workshop discussion contributed significantly to the panel's work and this report.

1. Introduction

Barney Cohen

THE NATURE OF RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIFFERENCES

2. Racial and ethnic identity, official classifications, and health disparities

Gary D. Sandefur, Mary E. Campbell, and Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck

3. Racial and ethnic disparities in health and mortality among the U.S. elderly population

Robert Hummer, Maureen Benjamins, and Richard G. Rogers

4. Ethnic differences in dementia and Alzheimer's disease

Jennifer J. Manly and Richard Mayeux

KEY CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES

5. The life-course contribution to ethnic disparities in health

Clyde Hertzman

6. Selection processes in the study of racial and ethnic differentials in adult health and mortality

Alberto Palloni and Douglas Ewbank

7. Immigrant health—Selectivity and acculturation

Guillermina Jasso, Douglas S. Massey, Mark R. Rosenzweig, and James P. Smith

THE SEARCH FOR CAUSAL PATHWAYS

8. Genetic factors in ethnic disparities in health

Richard Cooper

9. Race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and health

Eileen M. Crimmins, Mark D. Hayward, and Teresa Seeman

10. The role of social and personal resources in ethnic disparities in late-life health

Carlos Mendes de Leon and Thomas A. Glass

11. What makes a place healthy? Neighborhood influences on racial/ethnic disparities in health over the life course

Jeffrey D. Morenoff and John Lynch

12. Racial/ethnic disparities in health behaviors: A challenge to current assumptions

Marilyn A. Winkleby and Catherine Cubbin

13. Cumulative psychosocial risks and resilience: A conceptual perspective on ethnic health disparities in late life

Hector F. Myers and Wei-Chin Hwang

14. Significance of perceived racism: Toward understanding ethnic group disparities in health, the later years

Rodney Clark

15. A neurovisceral integration model of health disparities in aging

Julian F. Thayer and Bruce H. Friedman

16. Geography and racial health disparities

Amitabh Chandra and Jonathan S. Skinner

THE CHALLENGE OF IDENTIFYING EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS

17. Behavioral health interventions: What works and why?

David M. Cutler

TWO INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS

18. Ethnic disparities in aging health: What can we learn from the United Kingdom?

James Y. Nazroo

19. An exploratory investigation into racial disparities in the health of older South Africans

Debbie Bradshaw, Rosana Norman, Ria Laubscher, Michelle Schneider, Nolwazi Mbananga, and Krisela Steyn

Copyright © 2004, National Academies.
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