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Aging, health, and public policy : demographic and economic perspectives

Author: Linda J Waite
Publisher: New York : Population Council, 2004.
Series: Population and development review, v. 30, 2004 (Supplement)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the next 50 years the United States will undergo a profound transformation, becoming a mature nation in which one citizen in five is 65 years or older. Aging, Health, and Public Policy examines the dramatic change ahead and the resulting pressure on programs such as Social Security and Medicare that provide financial support, and on social institutions such as the family that provide instrumental, financial,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aging, health, and public policy.
New York : Population Council, 2004
(OCoLC)654766288
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda J Waite
ISBN: 0878341129 9780878341122
OCLC Number: 123348798
Notes: "Population and development review, a supplement to volume 30, 2004."
Description: vii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Demographic faces of the elderly / Linda J. Waite --
History, biology, and disease --
Challenges in the process of aging during the twentieth century : findings and procedures of the 'Early indicators' project / Robert William Fogel --
The Biodemography of aging / James W. Vaupel --
From Alzheimer's to a demography of chronic disease : the development of demographic synthesis for fitting multistate models / Douglas Ewbank --
Health and socioeconomic status --
Integrating biology into the study of health disparities / Eileen M. Crimmins, Teresa E. Seeman --
Unraveling the SES-health connection / James P. Smith --
Socioeconomic status and coronary heart disease : a psychbiological perspective / Andrew Stepoe, Michael Marmot --
Aging, work, and public policy --
Quantifying our ignorance : stochastic forecasts of population and public budgets / Ronald Lee --
Social Security provisions and the labor force participation of older workers / David A. Wise --
Data and statistics --
Survey design and methology in the Health and Retirement Study and the Wisconsin Longitudial Study / Robert M. Hauser, Robert J. Willis --
Epilogue --
Research on pupulation aging at NIA : retrospect and propects / Richard Suzman.
Series Title: Population and development review, v. 30, 2004 (Supplement)
Other Titles: Population and development review.
Responsibility: Linda J. Waite, editor.

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Over the next 50 years the United States will undergo a profound transformation, becoming a mature nation in which one citizen in five is 65 years or older. Aging, Health, and Public Policy examines the dramatic change ahead and the resulting pressure on programs such as Social Security and Medicare that provide financial support, and on social institutions such as the family that provide instrumental, financial, and emotional support for the elderly. [from publisher's advertisement].

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