Older Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness

TitleOlder Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsZemba, S, Wilmoth, J
Document NumberRESEARCH BRIEF #78
InstitutionLerner Center for Public Health Promotion & Population Health, Syracuse University
CitySyracuse, NY
KeywordsImmigrants, Loneliness
Abstract

• Immigrant older adults are at a higher risk for loneliness than nonimmigrants.
• Age at immigration matters: risk of loneliness is significantly higher for
immigrants who arrived in the United States after age 18.
• Factors such as socio-demographic characteristics, health, and engagement in
volunteering partially explain immigrant older adults’ higher risk of loneliness.
• Programs that promote social connection are necessary to reduce loneliness
among older adult immigrants.

URLhttps://surface.syr.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1193&context=lerner
Citation Key12783