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Title Preparing for an aging world : the case for cross-national research / Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World, Committee on Population and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2001.


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Description xv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Form Also available via the World Wide Web.
Contents 1. Introduction -- Is There a "Crisis of Aging"? -- Value and Challenges of Cross-National Research -- Charge to the Panel -- Study Approach and Scope -- Cross-Cutting Issues -- Organization of This Report -- 2. Our Aging World -- Numbers and Proportions of Elderly -- Growth of the Oldest Old -- Metrics of Aging -- Dynamics of Population Aging -- Reliability of Demographic Projections of the Elderly -- 3. Work, Retirement, and Pensions -- Patterns of Work and Retirement Around the World -- Retirement Incentives and Pension Arrangements -- Key Data Requirements -- Recommendations -- 4. Private Wealth and Income Security: International Comparisons -- Wealth Accumulation: Research Framework and Key Questions -- Data Sources -- Patterns of Household Wealth Accumulation -- Recommendations -- 5. Intergenerational Transfers -- Policy Considerations -- Intergenerational Transfers, Economic Welfare, and Transfer Institutions -- Collection of Data on Intergenerational Transfers -- Assessing Family Dynamics and Their Implications for Future Transfer Patterns -- Research Gaps and Implications for Data Collection -- Recommendations -- 6. Health of Aging Populations -- Key Issues -- Conceptual Model of the Determinants of Health Status -- Measuring Health Status -- Characterizing Health Care Systems -- Existing Health Data on Older Persons: Types, Availability, and Quality -- Overcoming Obstacles to Cross-National Research on the Health Status of the Elderly -- Recommendations. Annex 6-1. Role of Social Inequality in the Health of Elders -- Annex 6-2. Commonly Used Measures of Health Status -- 7. Well-Being: Concepts and Measures -- Measurement of Well-Being -- Findings on Well-Being Among the Elderly -- Recommendations -- 8. Conclusion and Major Recommendations -- App. A. Learning from Cross-National Research.
Subject Aging -- Research.
Older people -- Economic conditions.
Older people -- Health and hygiene.
Aging. (DNLM)D000375
Population Dynamics. (DNLM)D011157
Health Planning. (DNLM)D006285
Public Policy. (DNLM)D011640
Research Design. (DNLM)D012107
Conditions économiques.
Vieillissement de la population.
Planification de la santé.
Aging -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00800341
Older people -- Economic conditions. (OCoLC)fst01199102
Older people -- Health and hygiene. (OCoLC)fst01199538
Alter, ... (DE-588)180132598
Gesellschaft (DE-588)4020588-5
Internationaler Vergleich (DE-588)4120509-1
Kulturvergleich (DE-588)4114328-0
Soziale Sicherheit (DE-588)4055732-7
Soziale Situation (DE-588)4077575-6
Wirtschaftliche Lage (DE-588)4248362-1
Überalterung (DE-588)4334479-3
Industriestaaten (DE-588)4026840-8
Idosos (pesquisa;aspectos socioeconômicos)
Genre/Form Electronic books. MU-HSL
Added Author National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World.
Other Form: Online version: Preparing for an aging world. Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, ©2001 (OCoLC)606819963
ISBN 0309074215 (pbk.)
9780309074216 (pbk.)
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