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How healthy are we? : a national study of well-being at midlife

Author: Orville Gilbert Brim, Jr.; Carol D Ryff; Ronald C Kessler
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Series: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on mental health and development., Studies on successful midlife development.
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"The culmination of a decade and a half of research by leading scholars, How Healthy Are We? will dramatically alter the way we think about health in middle age and the factors that influence it. Researchers, policymakers, and others concerned about the quality of midlife in contemporary America will welcome its insights."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orville Gilbert Brim, Jr.; Carol D Ryff; Ronald C Kessler
ISBN: 0226074757 9780226074757
OCLC Number: 52464932
Description: ix, 687 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The MIDUS National Survey : an overview / Orville Gilbert, Brim, Carol D. Ryff, and Ronald C. Kessler --
Sex differences in health over the course of midlife / Paul D. Cleary, Lawrence B. Zaborksi, and John Z. Ayanian --
Socioeconomic position and health across midlife / Michael G. Marmot and Rebecca Fuhrer --
Social inequalities in health and well-being : the role of relational and religious protective factors / Carol D. Ryff, Burton H. Singer, and Karen A. Palmersheim --
Health, well-being, and social responsibility in the MIDUS twin and sibling subsamples / Ronald C. Kessler [and others] --
The menopausal transition and aging processes / Alice S. Rossi --
Positive and negative affect at midlife / Daniel K. Mroczek --
Age and depression in the MIDUS survey / Ronald C. Kessler [and others] --
The quality of American life at the end of the century / William Fleeson --
In their own words : well-being at midlife among high school-educated and college-educated adults / Hazel Rose Markus [and others] --
The adaptive value of feeling in control during midlife / Margie E. Lachman and Kimberly M. Prenda Firth --
Social well-being in the United States : a descriptive epidemiology / Corey L.M. Keyes and Adam M. Shapiro --
Ethnic conservatism, psychological well-being, and the downside of mainstreaming : generational differences / Randall Horton and Richard A. Shweder --
Psychological well-being in MIDUS : profiles of ethnic/racial diversity and life-course uniformity / Carol D. Ryff, Corey L.M. Keyes, and Diane L. Hughes --
Is daily life more stressful during middle adulthood? / David M. Almeida and Melanie C. Horn --
Psychological well-being across three cohorts : a response to shifting work-family opportunities and expectations? / Deborah Carr --
Work, family, and social class / Alison Earle and S. Jody Heymann --
Family roles and well-being during the middle life course / Nadine F. Marks, Larry L. Bumpass, and Heyjung Jun --
Social responsibility to family and community / Alice S. Rossi --
Turning points in adulthood / Elaine Wethington, Ronald C. Kessler, and Joy E. Pixley --
Well-being in America : core features and regional patterns / Hazel Rose Markus, Victoria C. Plaut, and Margie E. Lachman.
Series Title: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on mental health and development., Studies on successful midlife development.
Responsibility: edited by Orville Gilbert Brim, Carol D. Ryff, and Ronald C. Kessler.
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