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Measuring Racial Discrimination

Many racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including blacks, Hispanics, Asians, American Indians, and others, have historically faced severe discrimination—pervasive and open denial of civil, social, political, educational, and economic opportunities. Today, large differences among racial and ...

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Technology for Adaptive Aging

Emerging and currently available technologies offer great promise for helping older adults, even those without serious disabilities, to live healthy, comfortable, and productive lives. What technologies offer the most potential benefit? What challenges must be overcome, what problems ...

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Offspring:Human Fertility Behavior in Biodemographic Perspective

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Elder Mistreatment: Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation in an Aging America

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Visual Impairments: Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits

When children and adults apply for disability benefits and claim that a visual impairment has limited their ability to function, the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) is required to determine their eligibility. To ensure that these determinations are made ...

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Mental Retardation:Determining Eligibility for Social Security Benefits

Current estimates suggest that between one and three percent of people living in the United States will receive a diagnosis of mental retardation. Mental retardation, a condition characterized by deficits in intellectual capabilities and adaptive behavior, can be particularly ...

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Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research

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New Horizons in Health: An Integrative Approach

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America Becoming:Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume II

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America Becoming: Racial Trends and Their Consequences, Volume 1

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