Gender and Ethnicity Differences in Psychological Well-Being

  • Neal Krause


This chapter reviews evidence on gender and racial difference; in psychological well-being and presents a framework that can be used to explain why such differences exist. At the onset, it may be helpful to define how the phrase psychological well-being will be used, because gerontologists have included a diverse array of constructs under the general rubric of well-being.


Depressive Symptom Social Support Elderly Woman Racial Difference Suicide Rate 
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  • Neal Krause
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  1. 1.School of Public Health and the Institute of GerontologyThe University of MichiganUSA

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