International Studies in Population

Longer Life and Healthy Aging

Editors: Zeng, Y., Crimmins, E.M., Carrière, Y., Robine, J.-M. (Eds.)

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A fundamental issue facing the global community is meeting the challenges of population aging and achieving healthy aging to maintain an active older population and reduce the number of disabled people. 

The focus of this book is on theoretical issues and empirical findings related to trends and determinants of healthy aging, including factors related to "healthy longevity" of the oldest-old, aged 80 and over. The group is the most rapidly increasing elderly sub-population and is most likely to need assistance in daily living in all countries. Chapters include both longitudinal and cross-sectional data from North America, Europe, and Asia in country-specific studies and cross-national comparisons.

Part I focuses on the definition, components, concepts, measurements, and determinants of healthy aging, and discusses the trends and patterns of disability and healthy life expectancy at the macro level. Part II addresses individual healthy aging, including its biological and socio-demographic aspects. Part III focuses on issues concerning the family and healthy aging, and Part IV explores formal and informal care for healthy aging through governmental policy interventions and community service programs.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Can We Live Longer, Healthier Lives?

    Carol Jagger

    Pages 7-22

  • Needs, Provision, and Financing of Care for Elderly

    Madeleine Rochon

    Pages 329-345

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Longer Life and Healthy Aging
Editors
  • Yi Zeng
  • Eileen M. Crimmins
  • Yves Carrière
  • Jean-Marie Robine
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4032-0
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4032-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4024-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4791-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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