Older people in disaster: A comparison of black and white victims

R. Bolin, D. J. Klenow

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This research examines differential vulnerability to environmental stressors among white and black elderly and non-elderly disaster victims. The research identifies the determinants of psychosocial recovery for those four demographic groups. A total of 431 families who were victims of a tornado were interviewed for the study. A path model of the determinants of psychosocial recovery is presented, and observations are made regarding intervention strategies for older disaster victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-43
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Aging and Human Development
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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