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Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

Editors: Gu, Danan, Dupre, Matthew E. (Eds.)

  • Clear, concise, and expert definitions/explanations of key concepts in aging and gerontology written by leading scholars in the field
  • Comprehensive coverage of the field – spanning biology, psychology, sociology, economy, environmental sciences, health sciences, and the humanities
  • An essential reference for experts and newcomers, researchers and policymakers, with entries ranging from short definitions of key terms to extended explorations of major topics
  • Includes materials that have historically defined the discipline, as well as recent developments, significantly updating the state-of-the-field of gerontology and population aging, while reflecting both the global, regional, and local challenges and the strategic planning and adjustments needed for tackling these challenges
  • Introductions to theories and research that have shaped the global and multicultural purview of gerontology and population aging
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About this book

This encyclopedia brings together established and emerging research findings in all relevant disciplines of gerontology and population aging. It provides comprehensive coverage of the entire breadth of the field, gives readers access to all major sub-fields and illustrates their interconnectedness with other disciplines. The nearly 1,100 entries delve deep into key areas of gerontology and population aging—such as successful aging, disablement, ageism, longevity, biodemography, long-term care, and much more. Paying careful attention to national and international research, it cites English and non-English empirical literature from around the globe. In doing so, the encyclopedia is of interest to a wide audience that includes researchers, teachers and students, policy makers, nongovernmental agencies, public health practitioners, business marketing planners, futurists and strategists, and many other individuals and organizations. The encyclopedia brings together nearly 1,400 cross-disciplinary contributors, including academic researchers, biologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists and public policy experts, and includes authors from around the world. 

About the authors

Dr. Danan Gu works at United Nations Population Division. He has an extensive publication record. His research mainly covers health and longevity, population aging, family demography and its applications, urbanization, population spatial analysis, estimates and projections. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Population Studies, and a Section Editor of BMC Geriatrics. He is an Editor for a Springer Book Series on Advances in Studies of Aging and Health. He also serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences and Journal of Aging and Health.

Dr. Matthew E. Dupre is an Associate Professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences and the Department of Sociology at Duke University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and faculty at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  Dr. Dupre is a nationally recognized medical sociologist and social epidemiologist who is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of health disparities in older adults. His work has been funded by numerous NIH and foundation grants and has appeared in American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Public Health, Demography, JAMA, Journals of Gerontology, Social Forces, and other leading journals in aging, medicine, and the social sciences. Dr. Dupre has also served on Editorial Boards for the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, BMC Geriatrics, and the International Journal of Population Studies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging
Editors
  • Danan Gu
  • Matthew E. Dupre
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eReference ISBN
978-3-030-22009-9
Print ISBN
978-3-030-22008-2
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22010-5
Edition Number
1
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