Joshua R. Goldstein (auth.), Peter Uhlenberg (eds.)'s International Handbook of Population Aging PDF

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By Joshua R. Goldstein (auth.), Peter Uhlenberg (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402083556

ISBN-13: 9781402083556

ISBN-10: 1402083564

ISBN-13: 9781402083563

The overseas guide of inhabitants getting older is the 1st finished quantity to ascertain learn on a big selection of the profound implications of inhabitants getting older. worldwide inhabitants getting older is among the most crucial matters dealing with human societies within the early twenty-first century. inhabitants projections convey that the share of the world’s inhabitants over age 60 will double among 2000 and 2050, and that approximately one-third of the folk dwelling in built nations can be over age 60 in 2050. Already there are nations in Europe and Asia the place the variety of humans over age 60 exceed the variety of little ones, and through 2050 a few of these nations may have two times as many elderly humans as teenagers. As famous through the 2002 UN global meeting on getting old document, this international pattern in inhabitants getting older is extraordinary in human historical past, is pervasive throughout societies, is enduring (there isn't any going again to more youthful populations), and has profound implications for human beings.

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"An totally crucial interpreting. the wealthy fare this quantity bargains has no fit or maybe shut competitor within the specialist literature."

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"Exemplary in regard to the variety of nations it covers and in targeting many questions." Karl Ulrich Mayer, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Sociology, Yale University

"An extraordinary quantity, displaying the growing old populations all over the world throughout the lens of a few of the simplest demographic observers."

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This is the 1st guide to seem within the overseas Handbooks of inhabitants sequence, edited by means of Dudley Poston Jr., Texas A&M collage, collage Station, TX, united states. destiny handbooks during this sequence will specialise in Mortality, Poverty Populations, Migration, Race and Ethnic Demography and more.

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In summary, the appropriateness of data for studying aging depends on the specific research inquiry. The merits of national surveys versus cross-national studies depend on whether one is interested in studying a phenomenon in a single region or in making comparisons across places. Longitudinal studies are generally preferred to cross-sectional investigations but the type of research being conducted ultimately determines the parameters of what are acceptable and profitable data. Data Resources When considering the breadth of data currently being used for studying aging, the question often arises: How does one gain access to these files?

These designs permit estimation of cohort and social change, thereby providing insight into the intersection of history and biography. Longitudinal panel designs also enable investigators to analyse change but it is change in the unit that is observed. As many scholars contend, longitudinal panel data provide the richest opportunity for studying aging (Alwin and Campbell 2001). The ultimate benefit of these data is that they allow researchers to assess intraindividual change. Cross-sectional studies are generally limited to measuring independent and dependent variables at one point in time and inferring age changes from age differences.

Unit of Analysis. An additional study design consideration is the unit of analysis. It is important to recognize that many studies have moved beyond only individual interview data and now include spouse or household data, referred to as Multiple Household Procedures (MHP) (Myers 2000). The MHP approach has been developed in the United States through the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics of the Oldest Old (AHEAD). A number of studies from outside of the United States also include both units of analysis.

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