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Socioeconomic Differences In Old Age Mortality

Socioeconomic Differences In Old Age Mortality

Social differences in health and mortality constitute a persistent finding in epidemiological, demographic, and sociological research. It is a topic that is much discussed in the current political debate and it is among the most urgent public health issues. However, we still do not know whether socioeconomic mortality differences increase or decrease with age. This book provides a comprehensive, critical discussion of all aspects involved in the relationship between socioeconomic status, health and mortality. It synthesizes the sociological theory of social inequality and an empirical study of mortality differences that has been conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Rostock, Germany). This study is the most comprehensive analysis of socioeconomic mortality differences in the literature, both in terms of quantity and quality of data, and in terms of the statistical method used: that of event-history modeling.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Rasmus Hoffmann
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-10-11
Total Pages : 244 Pages
ISBN : 9781402086922


On Old Age

On Old Age

Research into old age and dying in the pre-modern world has examined not only the demographic aspects of ageing populations but also the social role of aged people. The volume, with its diverse topics, cuts across traditional scholarly barriers and provides valuable analytical tools for further studies on the subject.

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Genre : History
Author : Christian Krötzl
Publisher : Brepols Pub
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 346 Pages
ISBN : 2503532160


Old Age Pensions Hearings On S 1932 Dec 1 2 And 15 1941

Old Age Pensions Hearings On S 1932 Dec 1 2 And 15 1941

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Author : United States. U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on finance
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Release : 1941
Total Pages : 147 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045285579


Providing Healthy And Safe Foods As We Age

Providing Healthy And Safe Foods As We Age

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.

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


Old Age Homes

Old Age Homes

Originally published in 1981, the author presents a vivid description of the lives and work of residents and staff in an old people's home. Many people, including some social work professionals, still felt that the very existence of residential homes illustrated a failure of society. Roger Clough questions this assumption.

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Author : Roger Clough
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-11-08
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 1032043148


Regulations No 2 As Amended Federal Old Age Benefits Under Title Ii Of The Social Security Act

Regulations No 2 As Amended Federal Old Age Benefits Under Title Ii Of The Social Security Act

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Author : United States. Social Security Board
Publisher :
Release : 1939
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105095887381


Old Age Pensions Hearings On S 493 Apr 17 1934 73 2

Old Age Pensions Hearings On S 493 Apr 17 1934 73 2

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Author : United States. U.S. Congress. Senate. Committee on pensions
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Release : 1934
Total Pages : 17 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110741613


Medical Sociology And Old Age

Medical Sociology And Old Age

The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social policy. By examining these perspectives, Higgs and Jones show how both standpoints have a restricted sense of contemporary ageing which has prevented an understanding of the way in which health in later life has changed. In the book, the authors point out that the current debates on longevity and disability are being transformed by the emergence of a fitter and healthier older population. This third age - where fitness and participation are valorised – leads to the increasing salience of issues such as bodily control, age-denial and anti-ageing medicine. By discussing the key issue of old age versus ageing, the authors examine the prospect of a new sociology – a sociology of health in later life. Medical Sociology and Old Age is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology and for anyone concerned with the challenge of ageing populations in the twenty-first century. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of medical sociology and gerontology.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Paul Higgs
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-01-13
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781134150748


Aging And Old Age

Aging And Old Age

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.

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


The Elderly And Old Age Support In Rural China

The Elderly And Old Age Support In Rural China

This book examines the well-being of China's rural elderly in the context of a rapidly aging population. Traditional sources of support are coming under strain with population aging and the migration of youth, making it imperative that pension coverage be extended to the rural population.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Fang Cai
Publisher : World Bank Publications
Release : 2012-03-20
Total Pages : 166 Pages
ISBN : 9780821389034