Ethnicity and Ageing: The Anglo Asian Experience Chandraratna, Donald en_US Cummins, Michael en_US 2021-11-25T16:16:01Z 2021-11-25T16:16:01Z 1988 en_US
dc.description.abstract The ensuing analysis of ethnicity as a factor in old age exploits a body of data drawn from three ethnic population groups from the Asian region who now live in Perth. It provides an insight into how ethnic continuity in old age is evident in the migrants of the early post war years in Australia. Given the current concerns with multiculturalism and with old age, the convergence of these two areas is a high priority in social policy provision. The paucity of research into the ethnic aged from the Asian region prompted this project. The high degree of westernisation, English language proficiency and urbanisation distinguish the Anglo-Asians from other migrants from the region. Nevertheless, the cultural heritage, ethnicity and religion are factors which they share in common with others. These common elements make the observations more than partially applicable to many ethnic groups outside the Anglo-Asians. It was evident that background characteristics associated with the process of migration have a life-long influence. The strength of contacts with family, friends and church make the retirement years of Anglo-Asians in our sample contented and happy. Moderate expectations regarding financial and material comforts in retirement are evident in these population groups. The popular expression of old age as a social problem cannot encompass these groups on the strength of data from this study. However, the future for these people in 'very old' age seem unplanned and bleak, and consideration should be given to the provision of ethnospecific accommodation services en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0858237172 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Welfare Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Reports and Proceedings en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Ageing en_US
dc.subject.other Anglo Asian en_US
dc.subject.other Ethnicity en_US
dc.title Ethnicity and Ageing: The Anglo Asian Experience en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 73 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Chandraratna, Donald, School of Social Work, Curtin University of Technology en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Cummins, Michael en_US
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