International Perspectives on Aging

The Transitions of Aging

Authors: Arora, Suchit

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  • Exposes the hidden generational changes in aging
  • Explores the influence of childhood development on aging
  • Studies the role of aging in healthcare spending
  • Provides a very long-term view covering two centuries
  • Makes critical interdisciplinary links
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This book explores the unresolved paradox at the heart of population aging, namely how to account for the fact that death rates from most non-communicable diseases rise as people age, yet aggregate death rates from such diseases have decreased overall despite an increasingly aging population. It provides a long-term historical perspective on this issue, presenting evidence that the underpinnings of modern aging extend as far back as the nineteenth century, and that aging has boosted per capita healthcare spending. 

The book first outlines the three eras of the Epidemiologic Transition, taking readers from its first stage where the threat of infectious diseases loom large, through the transitional stage, and on to the modern era, where non-communicable diseases are the primary cause of death.  Next, the book examines the age-profiles of people whose childhoods coincide with the different stages of the Epidemiologic Transition. Using data from England and Wales, one of the few places that have recorded the data necessary for such an exploration, the book resolves the aging paradox by studying hidden generational change. It traverses historical time and identifies the distinct socio-economic and epidemiologic childhood conditions that may appear in it. It then compares, for instance, aging of children brought up in an earlier epidemiologic stage with aging of ones raised in a modern one.  In the process, it explores the influence of childhood development on aging.

Overall, the book has a quantitative bent, engaging the reader with analytical issues that will help develop a deeper understanding of modern aging.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Transitions of Aging
Authors
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14403-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14403-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-14402-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35503-0
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 226
Number of Illustrations
50 b/w illustrations
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