Poverty Status, Race/Ethnicity, Gender, and Disability among the Elderly
A primary goal of long term care delivery systems is to assist aged individuals with functional needs. Therefore, the need and type of long term care will be influenced by the functional disability of the population served. Functional disability in terms of mobility, self-care, and work limitations is influenced by social characteristics. This module introduces students to the relationships between age, race/ethnicity, gender, poverty, and disability. It also provides students with an opportunity to use census data to gather information about a target population.
-Learn about survey methods and the availability of census data
-Learn how to construct and interpret bivariate tables
-Understand the importance of using data to support conclusions
-Develop the ability to relate findings to the implications they may have on long term care delivery systems.
-Examine the influence of economic condition on disability and self care.
-Examine the influence of intrinsic characteristics such as ethnicity, age and gender on poverty, disability and self care.
-Examine the relationships between poverty, mobility limitations and work limitations, and describe the effect this could have on the lives of impoverished elders.
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Description and Teaching Materials
census_module_activity (Microsoft Word 38kB Dec9 10)