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The International Handbook of Population Aging examines research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. It demonstrates how the world is changing through population aging, and how demography is changing in response to it. ; Global population aging is one of the most important issues facing human societies in the early twenty-first century. This is the first comprehensive volume to examine research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. ; Peter Uhlenberg The classic handbook of population, The Study of Pop- by the beginning of the twenty-first century and p- ulation edited by Philip Hauser and Otis Dudley Dun- jections show that by 2035 there will be twice as many can, was published in 1959. As described on the dust over age 65 as under age 15. In Italy and in Japan, jacket, this book was “…an encyclopedic summary of where extraordinarily low fertility is persisting, p- the field of demography, ranging from its historical jections indicate that by 2050 there will be three times beginnings to promising subjects for its future study…” as many people over age 80 as children under age 5. Not only was “population aging” not included as the Although population aging is progressing at different title of one of the 28 chapters in this encyclopedic vol- paces in different parts of the world, significant po- ume on demographic knowledge but the term was not lation aging is expected in every region of the world even included in the index. Demographers at that time in coming decades. The emergence of global popu- did, of course, understand the determinants of a popula- tion aging as one of the most important demographic tion’s age distribution and a discussion of this topic was trends in the world today has stimulated scholars to included.; Introduction: Peter Uhlenberg.-I. Overview: 1. Why populations age: Joshua Goldstein .- 2. Data sources for studying aging Markus H. Schafer & Kenneth F. Ferraro.- 3. Global Population Aging: History and Prospects Donald T. Rowland.- II. Aging Populations: 4. Population Ageing in Italy and Southern Europe: Cecilia Tomassini & Giovanni Lamura.- 5. Demography of Aging in the Nordic Countries Gerdt Sundstrom.- 6. Rapidly Aging Populations: Russia/Eastern Europe Natalia Gavrilova & Leonid A. Gavrilov,- 7. Rapid Population Aging and Changing Intergenerational Transfers in Japan Naohiro Ogawa, Rikiya Matsukura & Maliki. - 8. Population Aging in China Feinian Chen & Guangya Liu.- 9. Population Aging in the Koreas Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Mary Ann Davis.-10. Population Aging in Canada and the United States Tracey LaPierre & Mary Elizabeth Hughes.- 11. Aging in Mexico and Latin America Rebeca Wong & Alberto Palloni.- 12. Aging in West Africa Isabella Aboderin.- 13. Demography of Aging in Arab Countries Kathryn M. Yount & Abla Sibai,- III. Migration and Aging: 14. Geographic Mobility and Aging in Place Don E. Bradley & Charles F. Longino,- 15.International Retirement Migration Tony Warnes. - 16. Immigrants and Aging Judith Treas & Jeane Batalova.- 17. Replacement Migration Charles B. Keely.- IV. Population Aging and Economic Issues: 18. Public pension programs – Social Security Diane M. Watts-Roy & John B. Williamson.- 19. Private pensions in International Perspective Angela M. O’Rand, Donald Ebel & Katelin Isaacs.- 20. Employment at Older Ages Sara E. Rix.- 21. Population Retirement Patterns David J. Ekerdt.- 22. Income Inequality in Later Life Melissa Hardy.- V. Population Aging, Longevity, and Health: 23. Mortality Patterns in Late Life Robert A. Hummer et al.- 24. Active Life Expectancy: A Central Measure of Population Health Sarah B. Laditka & James N. Laditka.- 25. Demography of Disability Scott M. Lynch, J.Scott Brown & Miles G. Taylor.- 26. Social Class, Health and Longevity Pamela Herd.- VI. Health Care and Aging: 27. Population Aging and Health Care Policy in Cross-National Perspective Stephen Crystal & Michele J. Siegel.- 28. Health Care Expenditures Edward C. Norton & Sally C. Stearns.- 29 Demography of Informal Caregiving Emily Agree & Karen Glaser.- VII. Population Aging and Social Relationships: 30. Childless Old Age Pearl A. Dykstra.- 31. Marital History and Well-Being in Later Life Linda J. Waite.- 32. Gender, Aging, and Widowhood Deborah Carr & Susan Bodnar-Deren.- VIII. Future of Aging: 36. Future of Human Longevity S. Jay Olshansky & Bruce A. Carnes.- 37. Experience, Social Structure and Later Life: Meaning and Old Age in an Aging Society Dale Dannefer & Robin Shura; From the reviews: "Population aging has become a major demographic trend in the world today, with myriad consequences across societies. In this pioneering handbook, Peter Uhlenberg has assembled an outstanding panel to document and explain this change. An essential reference work." Glen H Elder, Jr, Research Professor Carolina Population Center University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Survival to well into old age once was the lot of only a small fraction of humankind. Ongoing progress in lowering mortality—one of the greatest achievements of our modern civilization—now makes it a global experience. In combination with low fertility, a long-term necessity imposed by approaching limits to growth, this means population aging: a larger and larger share of older persons within the total population. The promises and the problems inherent in this secular shift, a shift that will be the dominant demographic fact of the twenty-first century, are enormous For anyone who wants to understand the far-reaching demographic, economic, and social ramifications of population aging this Handbook is absolutely essential reading. It brings together contributions of a large international group of eminent experts exploring all aspects of population aging. The chapters add up to a comprehensive and coherent tableau of facts, analysis, and probing of likely future trends. The rich fare this volume offers has no match or even close competitor in the professional literature." Paul Demeny Distinguished Scholar, Population Council Editor, Population and Development Review "This new Handbook on Population Aging is not only long overdue, but also exemplary in regard to the range of countries it covers and in focusing on many questions about the often little understood consequences of societies with much larger proportions of elderly." Karl Ulrich Mayer Stanley B. Resor Professor of Sociology, Yale University "The global community of scholars and policy-makers has been waiting for this impressive volume, showing the aging populations around the globe through the lens of some of their best demographic observers. It demonstrates how the world is changing through population aging, and how demography is changing in response to it." Martin Kohli Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences European University Institute “This is a very comprehensive collection, with 34 chapters bringing a wealth of material to bear on the topic. … the themes of international comparisons and of life course provide further unity to the text, as does the strong historical context. … This is a comprehensive text and an important guide to the literature, with good historical depth and cross-national comparisons.” (Roderic Beaujot, Canadian Studies in Population, Vol. 39 (1-2), Spring/Summer, 2012) ; The International Handbook of Population Aging is the first comprehensive volume to examine research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. Global population aging is one of the most important issues facing human societies in the early twenty-first century. Population projections show that the proportion of the world’s population over age 60 will double between 2000 and 2050, and that about one-third of the people living in developed countries will be over age 60 in 2050. Already there are countries in Europe and Asia where the number of people over age 60 exceed the number of children, and by 2050 some of these countries will have twice as many old people as children. As noted by the 2002 UN World Assembly on Ageing Report, this global trend in population aging is unprecedented in human history, is pervasive across societies, is enduring (there is no going back to younger populations), and has profound implications for human beings. "An essential reference work." Glen H. Elder, Jr., Research Professor, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "An absolutely essential reading. The rich fare this volume offers has no match or even close competitor in the professional literature." Paul Demeny, Distinguished Scholar, Population Council Editor, Population and Development Review "Exemplary in regard to the range of countries it covers and in focusing on many questions." Karl Ulrich Mayer, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Sociology, Yale University "An impressive volume, showing the ageing populations around the globe through the lens of some of the best demographic observers." Martin Kohli, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute This is the first handbook to appear in the International Handbooks of Population series, edited by Dudley Poston Jr., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Future handbooks in this series will focus on Mortality, Poverty Populations, Migration, Race and Ethnic Demography and more. ; First handbook with comprehensive coverage of population aging issues This handbook is international in scope Contributors are outstanding researchers from multiple disciplinary backgrounds State-of-the-art reviews of major topics with attention to needed research ; NL
Published: Apr 29, 2009