Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas

  • William A. Vega
  • Kyriakos S. Markides
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Fernando M. Torres-Gil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Demographic and Economic Implications for Health and Well-being (Perspective) in Mexico and the USA: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Steve H. Murdock, Michael Cline, Mary Zey
      Pages 11-31
    3. Gregory B. Weeks, John R. Weeks
      Pages 33-47
    4. Jorge Bravo, Nicole Mun Sim Lai, Gretchen Donehower, Ivan Mejia‐Guevara
      Pages 77-89
  3. New Data and Methodological Approaches on Aging Research in Mexico and the United States

  4. Binational, Transnational Migration Perspectives: Mexico, Latin America, and the USA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. William A. Vega, Stipica Mudrazija
      Pages 191-196
    3. Verónica Montes-de-Oca, Telésforo Ramírez, Nadia Santillanes, San Juanita García, Rogelio Sáenz
      Pages 225-245
    4. Erick G. Guerrero, Tenie Khachikian, Yinfei Kong, William A. Vega
      Pages 287-300
    5. Silvia Mejía-Arango, Roberto Ham-Chande, Marie-Laure Coubes
      Pages 301-310
  5. Cost and Coverage: Fiscal Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Olufolake O. Odufuwa, Robert P. Berrens, R. Burciaga Valdez
      Pages 333-353
    3. Zachary D. Gassoumis, Kathleen H. Wilber, Fernando M. Torres-Gil
      Pages 355-378
    4. Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Robledo, Raúl Hernán Medina Campos, Mariana López Ortega
      Pages 379-392
    5. Ronald J. Angel, Javier Pereira
      Pages 393-411
    6. Courtney M. Demko, Fernando M. Torres-Gil
      Pages 413-423
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 425-432

About this book


This book examines one of the most important demographic changes facing the United States: an overall aging population and the increasing influence of Latinos. It also looks at the changing demographics in Mexico and its impact on the health and financial well-being of aging Mexicans and Mexican Americans. The book provides a conceptual and accessible framework that will educate and inform readers about the interconnectedness of the demographic trends facing these two countries. It also explores the ultimate personal, social, and political impact they will have on all Americans, in the U.S. as well as Mexico.

Challenges of Latino Aging in the Americas features papers presented at the 2013 International Conference on Aging in the Americas, held at the University of Texas at Austin, September 2013. It brings together the work of many leading scholars from the fields of sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology, geography, social work, geriatric medicine, epidemiology, and public affairs.

Coverage in this edited collection includes working with diverse populations; culturally compatible interventions for diverse elderly; the health, mental health, and social needs and concerns of aging Latinos; and the policy, political, and bi-lateral implications of aging and diversity in the U.S. and Mexico. The book provides a rich blend of empirical evidence with insightful, cutting-edge analysis that will serve as an insightful resource for researchers and policy makers, professors and graduate students in a wide range of fields, from sociology and demography to economics and political science. ​


Aging of the United States Fundamental demographic changes Hispanic health and aging Increasing influence of Latinos in North America Mexico as largest source of legal and undocumented immigrants Nation's largest minority group

Editors and affiliations

  • William A. Vega
    • 1
  • Kyriakos S. Markides
    • 2
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
    • 3
  • Fernando M. Torres-Gil
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of Texas Medical Branch at GalvestonGalvestonUSA
  3. 3.The University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  4. 4.School of Public AffairsUniversity of California. Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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