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Data Sources for Studying Aging

Citation

Schafer, Markus H. & Ferraro, Kenneth F. (2009). Data Sources for Studying Aging.. Uhlenberg, Peter (Ed.) (pp. 19-36). Springer Netherlands.

Abstract

The demographic study of aging in comparative context covers wide intellectual and disciplinary ground. Aging involves social, behavioral and biological processes; thus, scholars studying aging investigate issues ranging from genetic contributions to chronic disease susceptibility (Olshansky et al. 2005) to the effects of economic growth on elders’ living arrangements (McGarry and Schoeni 2000). Aging involves many multifaceted processes that have implications at the microlevel for the analysis of individual lives and at the macrolevel for the analysis of population and historical change.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-8356-3_2

Reference Type

Book Section

Year Published

2009

Series Title

International Handbooks of Population

Author(s)

Schafer, Markus H.
Ferraro, Kenneth F.