The Cuban elderly and their service use.

  title={The Cuban elderly and their service use.},
  author={Richard A. Starrett and James T. Decker and Adelina Araujo and Greg Walters},
  journal={Journal of applied gerontology : the official journal of the Southern Gerontological Society},
  volume={8 1},
Empirical studies on use of services by the elderly are absent from the research literature. Existing studies are concerned primarily with health service use rather than social service use by special population groups. Moreover, most aging Hispanic utilization research has been descriptive instead of attempting to develop and test structural models that explain service use behavior. Our purpose is to develop and evaluate, via path analysis, a model of social service use by the Cuban elderly. We… CONTINUE READING