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Understanding Older Chicanas
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Understanding Older Chicanas
Sociological and Policy Perspectives



October 1995 | 119 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is the first major sociological report on the lives, status and public policy needs of the Chicana elderly, a population which is generally poor and has been stereotyped as widows and grandmothers. Elisa Facio offers insight into how Chicana elderly cope with their economic and cultural marginality, and how they gain the personal and financial resources they require. The book relates how scholars and public policy makers have previously understood the world of Chicana elderly, and provides new data on the social meaning of Chicana old age, specifying implications of that meaning for future policy makers.
 
Introduction
 
Entering the World of Older Chicanos/Mexicans
 
Being Old and Poor
Structural Constraints in Chicana Old Age  
 
Familial Relationships and Chicana Old Age
 
Being an Older Woman Means Being More than Just a Grandma
 
Conclusion

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