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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda Appendix Contents, 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
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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda 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
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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda 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
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