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factors contribute to women's poverty and thus to depression

What factors contribute to women's poverty and thus to depression among older women?

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As you list which factors contribute to women's poverty and thus to depression among older women, the article exposes how "gendered effects of social policy" (699) as well as care system inequities as factors. The article also shows that poor "health policy makers, psychiatric professionals, mental health lobby groups and the academic community" (700) also affect this targeted group.

As you account for their depression, the prevalence of Alzheimer's plays a major role. The article cites "around 30 per cent of people with Alzheimer's disease experience depressive symptoms (Warrington 1997; Allen and Burns, 1995)" (702). Racial disparities are also discussed as "The rate of depression in some black and ethnic minority elders may be higher than for white elders" (702).

Depression also manifests since these women also suffer typically from poor physical ...

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Using attached research, this solution lists factors that contribute to women's poverty and overall depression among older women

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