As the older population in the United States is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse, it is important to understand the characteristics, the potential, and the needs of this population. In this new and fully revised edition of Aging and Diversity, Chandra Mehrotra and Lisa Wagner address key topics in diversity and aging, discussing how the aging experience is affected by not only race and ethnicity but also gender, religious affiliation, social class, rural-urban community location, and sexual orientation and gender identity. Taking this broad view of human diversity allows the authors to convey some of the rich complexities facing our aging population – complexities that provide both challenges to meet the needs of a diverse population of elders and opportunities to learn how to live in a pluralistic society. Mehrotra and Wagner present up-to-date knowledge and scholarship about aging and diversity in a way that engages readers in active learning, placing ongoing emphasis on developing readers’ knowledge and skills, fostering higher order thinking, and encouraging exploration of personal values and attitudes.

chapter 1|42 pages

Aging and Diversity

chapter 2|59 pages

Research Methods

chapter 3|59 pages

Psychology and Aging

chapter 4|59 pages

Health Beliefs, Behaviors, and Services

chapter 5|59 pages

Inequalities in Health

chapter 6|75 pages

Informal and Formal Care for Older Persons

chapter 7|79 pages

Work, Retirement, and Leisure

chapter 8|56 pages

Religious Affiliation and Spirituality

chapter 9|75 pages

Death, Dying, and Bereavement

chapter |3 pages