Foreign Countries of Old Age Book

Foreign Countries of Old Age


  • Author : Dagmar Gramshammer-Hohl
  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Release Date : 2021-01-31
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9783839445549

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Foreign Countries of Old Age Excerpt :

The exploration of what May Sarton calls the »foreign country of old age« usually does not go far beyond the familiar: the focus of aging studies has thus far clearly rested upon North America and Western Europe. This multi-disciplinary essay collection critically examines conditions and representations of old age and aging in Eastern and Southeastern Europe from various perspectives of the humanities and social sciences. By shedding light on these culturally specific contexts, the contributions widen our understanding of the aging process in all its diversity and demonstrate that a shift in perspectives might in fact challenge a number of taken-for-granted positions and presumptions of aging studies.

Aging in Sub Saharan Africa Book

Aging in Sub Saharan Africa


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0309180090

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Aging in Sub Saharan Africa Excerpt :

In sub-Saharan Africa, older people make up a relatively small fraction of the total population and are supported primarily by family and other kinship networks. They have traditionally been viewed as repositories of information and wisdom, and are critical pillars of the community but as the HIV/AIDS pandemic destroys family systems, the elderly increasingly have to deal with the loss of their own support while absorbing the additional responsibilities of caring for their orphaned grandchildren. Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa explores ways to promote U.S. research interests and to augment the sub-Saharan governments' capacity to address the many challenges posed by population aging. Five major themes are explored in the book such as the need for a basic definition of "older person," the need for national governments to invest more in basic research and the coordination of data collection across countries, and the need for improved dialogue between local researchers and policy makers. This book makes three major recommendations: 1) the development of a research agenda 2) enhancing research opportunity and implementation and 3) the translation of research findings.

Aging in Asia Book

Aging in Asia


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309254090

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Aging in Asia Excerpt :

The population of Asia is growing both larger and older. Demographically the most important continent on the world, Asia's population, currently estimated to be 4.2 billion, is expected to increase to about 5.9 billion by 2050. Rapid declines in fertility, together with rising life expectancy, are altering the age structure of the population so that in 2050, for the first time in history, there will be roughly as many people in Asia over the age of 65 as under the age of 15. It is against this backdrop that the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) asked the National Research Council (NRC), through the Committee on Population, to undertake a project on advancing behavioral and social research on aging in Asia. Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives is a peer-reviewed collection of papers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand that were presented at two conferences organized in conjunction with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, Indonesian Academy of Sciences, and Science Council of Japan; the first conference was hosted by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and the second conference was hosted by the Indian National Science Academy in New Delhi. The papers in the volume highlight the contributions from new and emerging data initiatives in the region and cover subject areas such as economic growth, labor markets, and consumption; family roles and responsibilities; and labor markets and consumption.

Aging and the Macroeconomy Book

Aging and the Macroeconomy


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309261968

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Aging and the Macroeconomy Excerpt :

The United States is in the midst of a major demographic shift. In the coming decades, people aged 65 and over will make up an increasingly large percentage of the population: The ratio of people aged 65+ to people aged 20-64 will rise by 80%. This shift is happening for two reasons: people are living longer, and many couples are choosing to have fewer children and to have those children somewhat later in life. The resulting demographic shift will present the nation with economic challenges, both to absorb the costs and to leverage the benefits of an aging population. Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population presents the fundamental factors driving the aging of the U.S. population, as well as its societal implications and likely long-term macroeconomic effects in a global context. The report finds that, while population aging does not pose an insurmountable challenge to the nation, it is imperative that sensible policies are implemented soon to allow companies and households to respond. It offers four practical approaches for preparing resources to support the future consumption of households and for adapting to the new economic landscape.

Demography of Aging Book

Demography of Aging


  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1994-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309050852

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Demography of Aging Excerpt :

As the United States and the rest of the world face the unprecedented challenge of aging populations, this volume draws together for the first time state-of-the-art work from the emerging field of the demography of aging. The nine chapters, written by experts from a variety of disciplines, highlight data sources and research approaches, results, and proposed strategies on a topic with major policy implications for labor forces, economic well-being, health care, and the need for social and family supports.

Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age Book

Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age


  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-29
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309158831

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Providing Healthy and Safe Foods As We Age Excerpt :

Does a longer life mean a healthier life? The number of adults over 65 in the United States is growing, but many may not be aware that they are at greater risk from foodborne diseases and their nutritional needs change as they age. The IOM's Food Forum held a workshop October 29-30, 2009, to discuss food safety and nutrition concerns for older adults.

Aging and Old Age Book

Aging and Old Age


  • Author : Richard A. Posner
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 375
  • ISBN 10 : 0226675688

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Aging and Old Age Excerpt :

Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly.

World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights Book

World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights


  • Author : United Nations
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • Release Date : 2019-12-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 42
  • ISBN 10 : 9789210045537

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World Population Ageing 2019 Highlights Excerpt :

Drawing on the 2019 revision of World Population Prospects, the World Population Ageing 2019 (Highlights) document global and regional trends in population ageing, including consideration of the implications of these trends for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report also presents various concepts and indicators related to population ageing and discusses related fiscal and economic implications.

Old age Pensions Book

Old age Pensions


  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Labor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1934
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105119546658

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Foreign Commerce Weekly Book

Foreign Commerce Weekly


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1951
  • Genre: Consular reports
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112077135330

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Prospective Longevity Book

Prospective Longevity


  • Author : Warren C. Sanderson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-19
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674243323

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Prospective Longevity Excerpt :

Warren Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov argue for a new way to measure individual and population aging. Instead of counting how many years we’ve lived, we should think about our “prospective age”—the number of years we expect to have left. Their pioneering model can generate better demographic estimates, which inform better policy choices.