Baby Boomers of Color

Baby Boomers of Color

presented by Melvin Delgado, fl. 2004 (New York, NY: Columbia University Press, originally published 2014), 292 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice of social work and other helping professions that require culturally sensitive approaches. Melvin Delgado rectifies this injustice by providing a comprehensive portrait of the status and unique assets of boomers of color. Using specific data, he grounds an understanding of boomers' financial, medical, and emotional needs within a historical, socioeconomic, cultural, and political context, resulting in tailored recommendations for meeting the challenges of a growing population. His research focuses on African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Native American older adults and addresses issues of financial security, employment stability, housing, and health care, which are often complicated by linguistic and cultural differences. Rather than treat baby boomers of color as a financial burden on society and its resources, Delgado recognizes their strengths and positive contributions to families and communities, resulting in an affirming and empowering approach to service.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Columbia University Press
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Columbia University Press
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New York, NY
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Older Adults, Diversity, Social work, Elderly people, Minority communities, Macro
Melvin Delgado, fl. 2004

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