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Fraud in Ethnocultural Seniors' Communities

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  • Peter J.D. Donahue
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    The main goals of this study are: (1) to define the scope and nature of fraudulent practices to which older adults from selected ethnocultural communities (namely, Chinese, Hispanic, Portuguese, and South Asian) are exposed; (2) to determine the response of those adults to exploitative practices; (3) to identify those who are at greatest risk; (4) to disseminate the findings. The project included focus group interviews with older men and women in the Greater Toronto Area, as well as with service providers. The findings are similar for all groups: both the nature and scope of fraudulent practices in these communities and the factors contributing to vulnerability closely parallel the experience of Canadian-born seniors. The study concludes with recommendations for fraud prevention.

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    Paper provided by McMaster University in its series Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers with number 37.

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    Length: 70 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:mcm:sedapp:37

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