Study of elder abuse within diverse cultures

Jordan I. Kosberg, Ariela Lowenstein, Juanita L. Garcia, Simon Biggs

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The article provides an overview of the challenges to cross-cultural and cross-national research on elder abuse. There are conceptual and methodological difficulties in undertaking comparative studies within and between countries. As an example of the need to address cultural diversity within a country, elder abuse efforts in the U.S., UK, and Israel are described. The most pressing need for cross-national research on abuse involves a common definition of such adversities against the elderly that is reflective of the values within a country and at a sufficient level of discourse to embrace diverse conceptualizations of the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElder Abuse
Subtitle of host publicationSelected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780203051269
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

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  • Comparative analyses
  • Cross-cultural
  • Cross-national
  • Elder abuse definitions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Psychology


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