The role of ethnicity in the disability and work experience of preretirement-age Americans.

TitleThe role of ethnicity in the disability and work experience of preretirement-age Americans.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsWray, LA
JournalGerontologist
Volume36
Issue3
Pagination287-98
Date Published1996 Jun
ISSN Number0016-9013
Call Numberpubs_1996_Wray_LGer.pdf
KeywordsActivities of Daily Living, Analysis of Variance, Disabled Persons, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Odds Ratio, Regression Analysis, Risk Factors, United States
Abstract

Using the 1992 HRS, this study examines the effects of social and demographic risk factors, including ethnicity, as well as health and job characteristics on disability and work status among 8,701 preretirement-age Americans with work history. Analytic results indicated that non-Anglo ethnicity was not a significant predictor of disability status but that being African American was a strong significant predictor of being a past versus current worker. The primary predictors of disability and work status were health behaviors, effects of health conditions, job characteristics, and workplace adaptations, factors that lend themselves to policy manipulation.

DOI10.1093/geront/36.3.287
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8682327?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Disabled Persons/Employment/Ethnic Groups/Gender/Middle Age/Odds Ratio/Risk Factors/Support, U.S. Government--PHS/Methodology

Endnote ID

4370

Alternate JournalGerontologist
Citation Key6551
PubMed ID8682327