J Cross Cult Gerontol volume 31, issue 4, P385-407 2016 DOI: 10.1007/s10823-016-9303-3 View full text
Kate M. Bennett, Maria F. Reyes-Rodriguez, Paula Altamar, Laura K. Soulsby

Abstract: Older Colombians face significant adversities: poverty, violence and displacement. However, there is evidence that Latinos are often resilient. We examine resilience in older Colombians living in poverty using an ecological framework that identifies three levels: individual; community; and societal. In this paper we examine data from 16 semi-structured interviews with older Colombians that explore resilience within the context of poverty. We analyze our data using three stages: (1) modified grounded theory; (2…

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