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Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

Melvin Delgado


This book provides a comprehensive portrait of the status and unique assets of baby boomers of color. It argues that quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking and that this leads to inadequate programs, policies, and services. It goes on to say that the absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and that this deeply affects the practice of social work and the work of other helping professions that require culturally sensitive approaches. Using specific data, the book grounds an understanding of boomers' financial ... More

Keywords: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, baby boomers, financial security, employment stability, housing, healthcare

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231163019
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231163019.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvin Delgado, author
Boston University