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Reports

Perspectives on the Future of the Sociology of Aging  (CPOP)
2012

The population of the United States is growing inexorably older. With birth rates historically low and life expectancy continuing to rise, the age distribution of the population in the United States... Read more


Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives  (CPOP)
2012

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... Read more


Assessing the Impact of Severe Economic Recession on the Elderly: Summary of a Workshop  (CPOP)
2011

The economic crisis that began in 2008 has had a significant impact on the well-being of certain segments of the population and its disruptive effects can be expected to last well into the future. The... Read more


Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries  (CPOP)
2011

During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is... Read more


Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development  (NRC)
2010

Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia discusses the challenges posed by a rapidly aging population and identifies needed research to help policymakers better respond to them. While... Read more


International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages:Dimensions and Sources  (CPOP)
2011

In 1950 men and women in the United States had a combined life expectancy of 68.9 years, the 12th highest life expectancy at birth in the world. Today, life expectancy is up to 79.2 years, yet the... Read more


Grand Challenges of Our Aging Society:Workshop Summary  
2010

Aging populations are generating both challenges and opportunities for societies around the globe. Increases in longevity and improvements in health raise many questions. What steps can be taken to... Read more


Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa: Recommendations for Furthering Research  (CPOP)
2006

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... Read more


Critical Perspectives on Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life  (CPOP)
2004

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Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health in Late Life: A Research Agenda  (CPOP)
2004

As the population of older Americans grows, it is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse. Differences in health by racial and ethnic status could be increasingly consequential for health... Read more


Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research  (CBASSE)
2001

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTRODUCTION Is There a "Crisis of Aging"? The Value and Challenges of Cross-National Research Charge to the Panel Study Approach and Scope Cross-Cutting Issues Organization of This... Read more


Between Zeus and the Salmon:The Biodemography of Longevity  (CBASSE)
1997

Demographers and public health specialists have been surprised by the rapid increases in life expectancy, especially at the oldest ages, that have occurred since the early 1960s. Some scientists are... Read more


Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Health of Older Americans  (CBASSE)
1997

Older Americans, even the oldest, can now expect to live years longer than those who reached the same ages even a few decades ago. Although survival has improved for all racial and ethnic groups,... Read more


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