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Senior citizens in great cities
 — the case of Chicago
Author(s)Bernice R Bild, Robert J Havighurst
Journal titleThe Gerontologist, vol 16, no 1, Part II, February 1976
KeywordsUrban areas ; Social characteristics [elderly] ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe city of Chicago has pioneered in establishing city government supported services for older people, in co-operation with many private service agencies. A broad `needs assessment' survey was made in 1972, covering a representative group of Chicago's over-60 population. This study builds on that first study, and is in a series of publications initiated and sponsored by the Mayor's Office for Senior Citizens. It assesses the status and needs of six groups: homeowners, blacks, people of Polish origin, people living in the community or Rogers Park, people in residential hotels, and older people in public housing. Their economic welfare, housing, health, family and social support, life satisfaction, and knowledge and use of services are considered. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930811084
ClassmarkRK: F: 7T

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