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Black Women in the Middle Years

  • Jeanne Spurlock
Part of the Women in Context: Development and Stresses book series (WICO)

Abstract

According to the U.S. Bureau of Census (1980), Afro-American women in the 35–54 age range represented 1.23% of the total population in 1979. Black women between the ages of 55 and 60 represented less than.5% of the population.

Keywords

White Woman Black Woman Physical Health Problem Black Female Garden City 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Spurlock
    • 1
  1. 1.American Psychiatric AssociationUSA

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