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.
|Title of host publication||Elder Abuse|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected Papers from the Prague World Congress on Family Violence|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||20|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
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- Comparative analyses
- Elder abuse definitions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)
- Psychology (all)