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African Americans: Practice Interventions  

Sharon E. Moore

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
African Americans number about 35 million or 12% of the U.S. population. Their life expectancy is lower than that of White Americans, and despite the educational gains made since ... More

African American Social Welfare History  

Iris Carlton-LaNey

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Mar 2015
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
This article discusses the African American social welfare system that began to develop during the early 20th century. This social welfare system, designed by African Americans to serve ... More

Ageism in the Workplace  

Patricia Brownell

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Apr 2014
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Older workers make important contributions to the workplace, its productivity, and its culture. Work remains important for older adults for financial security, to give meaning to later ... More

Ageism and Retirement  

Lynn McDonald

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Mar 2017
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Retirement is a modest social institution that appeared in most industrialized nations near the start of the 20th century. The aim of retirement was to solve the societal dilemma of an ... More

Agency-Based Research  

Irwin Epstein and Stephen A. Kapp

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
This entry reviews agency-based research and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified: ... More

Aging: Overview  

Nancy R. Hooyman and Amanda Barusch

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Jun 2013
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The rapidly growing older population is more heterogeneous than any other age group. Although many face vulnerabilities and inequities as they age, most are resilient. This entry explores ... More

Aging: Practice Interventions  

Lenard W. Kaye

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Jun 2013
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Social workers address older adult issues at all levels of service planning, policy-making, and delivery and across a wide range of community and institutional settings. While various ... More

Aging: Public Policy  

Jeanette C. Takamura

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Jun 2013
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Public policy advances in the field of aging in the United States have lagged compared to the growth of the older adult population. Policy adjustments have been driven by ideological ... More

Aging: Racial and Ethnic Groups  

Daniel S. Gardner and Caroline Rosenthal Gelman

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Jun 2013
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Minority and immigrant elders constitute a greater proportion of the population than ever before and are the fastest growing segment of the older population. Within these racial and ethnic ... More

Aging: Services  

Nancy Morrow-Howell and Leslie Hasche

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Jun 2013
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Encyclopedia of Social Work
Despite high levels of functioning among older adults, chronic health conditions lead to impairment and the need for help. Family members provide most of the assistance; yet formal ... More

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