Diversity & Aging

This course provides an overview of the diversity of the aging population in the United States, and the influence that this diversity has on the lived experience of aging individuals, through a multidisciplinary lens, using a life course and cumulative advantage framework. Key concepts, current research findings, and important policies concerning older adults are discussed. "Diversity" in this course is construed broadly to incorporate race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation, immigration status, and ability, as well as how these identities interact -- intersectionality.