Health & Economic Status of Older Women is a collection of research issues and data sources. This book is organized in three parts. Part 1 sets the stage for the more focused discussion of health and economic issues in the lives of old women that follows in Part 2. This first section contains papers by both Troll and Reinharz. Their papers - presented as keynote addresses in the conference - provide a historical context for the subsequent material. Both authors issue challenges to those who would focus their research efforts on older women. The second part of the book contains the substantive discussions of health and economic aspects of women’s lives. The final part contains discussions of research methodologies.

part Part One|32 pages


chapter Chapter 1|14 pages

On Your Marks: Research Issues on Older Women

ByMildred M. Seltzer, Jon A. Hendricks

chapter Chapter 2|7 pages

Issues in the Study of Older Women: 1970 to 19851

ByLillian E. Troll

chapter Chapter 3|9 pages

Feminism and Anti-Ageism: Emergent Connections1

ByShulamit Reinharz

part Part Two|98 pages

Economic and Health Issues

chapter Chapter 5|39 pages

Economic Status of Older Women: A Summary of Selected Research Issues

ByKaren C. Holden

part Part Three|24 pages

Methodological Issues

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Methodological Issues in Research on Older Women1

ByA. Regula Herzog

chapter Chapter 7|6 pages

Sources and Uses of Qualitative Data1

ByJeanne E. Miller

part Part Four|10 pages


chapter Chapter 8|8 pages


ByMildred M. Seltzer