Demographic Indicators, Economic Factors, and Psychological Conditions of the Jewish Aged in Hungary

By David Guttmann

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1995

The Hungarian Jewish elderly are physically, financially, and psychologically vulnerable. Living in an unstable society making a painful transition to a market economy, their lives are permeated by fearâ??fear of the uncertain future, fear of rocketing inflation, fear of crime. And because many elderly are Holocaust survivors whose families perished in the war, they have no relatives to help them. The American Joint Distribution Committee acts as surrogate family members, providing much-needed cash assistance and social services.

Topic: Former Soviet Union (FSU), Social Services, Aging, Elderly

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 71/No. 4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Hungary

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Guttmann, David. Demographic Indicators, Economic Factors, and Psychological Conditions of the Jewish Aged in Hungary. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1995: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3394


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