Disability Status and Living Arrangements Among Single Asian Older Adults in the United States
- Seungah H. Lee
- 한림대학교 고령사회연구소
- 제6권 제1호
- 5 - 24 (20 pages)
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between disability and living arrangements among single Asian older adults in the United States. This study compares six Asian ethnic groups (Chinese, Indian, Korean, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and Japanese), as a majority of older Asians are from one of these six countries. The data from the 2000 5% Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) are analyzed to identify the characteristics of Asian older adults’ living arrangements. The findings highlight the importance of measuring disability by its dimensions. It is important to be aware of the Asian ethnic group variations in their living arrangements and to promote well-being of the disabled Asian older adults especially those who live alone.