|Title||Unequal Places: The Impacts of Socioeconomic and Race/Ethnic Differences in Neighborhoods|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Ailshire, JA, Garcia, K|
|Institution||American Society on Aging|
|City||San Francisco, California|
|Keywords||Inequality, Low income, Racial/ethnic differences|
The social, economic, and physical environments in which older adults live play a vital role in healthy, active, and engaged lives. But older adults live in unequal environments. Low-income older adults and older racial-ethnic minorities are more likely to live in neighborhoods characterized by poverty, disorder, lack of social cohesion, and pollution. At all income levels there is a greater propor- tion of older racial-ethnic minorities in neighborhoods with economic, social, and physical problems. Neighborhood inequality may contribute to disparities in the aging experience.