The demography of disability and the effects of immigrant history: Older Asians in the United States

@article{Mutchler2007TheDO,
  title={The demography of disability and the effects of immigrant history: Older Asians in the United States},
  author={Jan E. Mutchler and Archana Prakash and Jeffrey A. Burr},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2007},
  volume={44},
  pages={251-263}
}
Using data from the 2000 U.S. census, we compare the older Asian population with U.S.-born, non-Hispanic whites with respect to three indicators of disability. Insofar as any Asian “advantage” in health vis-à-vis whites exists among the population aged 65 and over, our evidence suggests that it occurs primarily among the U.S.-born segments of this population. We also investigate how differences in disability levels among Asian immigrant groups are influenced by country of birth and by the… CONTINUE READING