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Getting Old in the U.S.: Dilemmas of Indo-Americans

Author: Balgopal,-Pallassana-R.
Author Background:
Date 1/1/99
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Sociology-and-Social-Welfare
Volume/Pages 1999, 26, 1, Mar, 51-68.
Subject Matter Asian Pacific Islander
Abstract For Asian immigrants, because of drastically different value systems, getting old in the US poses a number of dilemmas, in particular, whether families should expect & abide by the Asian value orientation of collectivism or follow the mainstream US value of individualism. Here, using interview data from 30 elderly Indo-Asians in three US cities, an ethnographic approach is operationalized through interpretive interactionism for an understanding of the interaction between the elderly & their families & their overall coping & adaptation process in the US. 1 Table, 23 References. Adapted from the source document