Growing Old in Jewish America: A Study of Jewish Aged in Los Angeles

Publication Date: June 1984

Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Steven Huberman

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Keywords: Elderly; Allocations; Social Services

Type: Report

Coverage: California


There is a problem in trying to devote more community resources to those Jewish elderly most in need. Many people over the age of 65 who need social services do not use them. Researchers have found that old people who have attended college report greater use of social services than do persons less educated. Ironically, it is often persons with less education who tend to have the greatest need. Among these are the very old, immigrants, poor, or sick.

In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 60: 4.