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The American Family as a Context for Healthy Ageing

Sarah Harper

in Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251162
eISBN:
9780191602740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251169.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of contemporary American family structure on the ageing process. It is shown that mature Americans will have increasingly heterogeneous family histories and statues. ... More


Life course epidemiology, ageing research, and maturing cohort studies: a dynamic combination for understanding healthy ageing

Diana Kuh, Marcus Richards, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Society views population ageing as a challenge at best, and as a social problem at worst, despite increased life expectancy being a notable human achievement. Population health trends show an ... More


A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Yoav Ben-Shlomo

Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, and Marcus Richards (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book offers an interdisciplinary and life course approach to the study of healthy ageing, harnessing the power of cohort studies that follow people through their lives. Healthy ageing is the ... More


What have we learnt for future research and knowledge exchange?

Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Rebecca Hardy, James Goodwin, Marcus Richards, and Yoav Ben-Shlomo

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

A common criticism of empirical science is its failure to translate findings into useful outcomes for society. While knowledge creation is a valuable objective, there is increasing expectation on ... More


Transitory vs. Permanent Demographic Shocks: From Ageing to Longevity

Brigitte Dormont, Joaquim Oliveira Martins, Florian Pelgrin, and Marc Suhrcke

in Ageing, Health, and Productivity: The Economics of Increased Life Expectancy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199587131
eISBN:
9780191595370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587131.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter deals with demographic facts. Ageing trends are the result of two different and contrasted phenomena: the change from a high to a low fertility regime and the increase in longevity. The ... More


Healthy ageing across the life course

Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy, Catharine Gale, Jane Elliott, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, and Rachel Cooper

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter describes the Healthy Ageing across the Life Course (HALCyon) NDA collaborative research project, the aim of which was to investigate biological and social factors from early life that ... More


Maintaining health and well-being: overcoming barriers to healthy ageing

Sara Arber, Ann Bowling, Andrea Creech, Myanna Duncan, Anna Goulding, Diane Gyi, Susan Hallam, Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Liz Lloyd, Janet Lord, MAP2030 team, Mike Murphy, Andrew Newman, Anna C. Phillips, Ricardo Twumasi, and Jane Upton

in The new science of ageing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447314660
eISBN:
9781447314691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314660.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the various aspects of health and well-being in later life that were studied by fourteen different NDA projects. The first part of this chapter examines some of the key ... More


Beyond Successful and Active Ageing: A Theory of Model Ageing

Virpi Timonen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447330172
eISBN:
9781447330219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330172.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book argues that concepts such as successful, active, positive, healthy and productive ageing - ubiquitous terms in research, marketing and policymaking concerned with older adults – are ... More


The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Alan Walker (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This is the first of two volumes arising from the ground-breaking New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. While the Programme produced many scientific papers and several project-based books this ... More


The state in ageing Canada: from old-age policies to lifecourse policies

Kathrin Komp and Patrik Marier

in Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective: Critical and international approaches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447310716
eISBN:
9781447310730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Due to population ageing, old age policies have gained increasing attention over the last few decades. For example, many countries reformed their pension systems and their long-term care regulations ... More


Re-measuring Twenty-first Century Population Ageing

Sergei Scherbov, Warren C. Sanderson, Samir KC, and Wolfgang Lutz

in World Population and Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198703167
eISBN:
9780191772467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703167.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Chapter 11 presents the results of alternative education scenarios using two approaches to measuring ageing, the conventional one based on chronological age and the recently developed approach that ... More


Rethinking agency in late life: structural and interpretive approaches1

Amanda Grenier and Chris Phillipson

in Ageing, meaning and social structure: Connecting critical and humanistic gerontology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447300908
eISBN:
9781447307822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300908.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Over the course of the 1990s and 2000s, debates focused around the period of the 'fourth age' as a complex socio-cultural construct. These contributions have moved beyond the use of the 'fourth age' ... More


Old age and the fourth age paradigm

Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard

in Personhood, Identity and Care in Advanced Old Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447319054
eISBN:
9781447319085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447319054.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter outlines the fourth age paradigm. It argues that later life is increasingly losing its coherence as a unitary stage in the life course. Diversity in the discourses and practices ... More


Migration and nutrition

Janice L. Thompson, Joy Merrell, Barry Bogin, Hannah Jennings, Michael Heinrich, Vanja Garaj, Diane Harper, Bablin Molik, and Jasmin Chowdhury

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447314783
eISBN:
9781447314806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter describes Project MINA, an intergenerational and transnational project using a mixed-methods approach to investigate migration, nutrition, and ageing in two generations of Bangladeshi ... More


Propensity score matching and longitudinal research designs: counterfactual analysis using longitudinal data

Sean A P Clouston

in A Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199656516
eISBN:
9780191748042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656516.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Counterfactual analysis attempts to replicate the circumstances of a randomized controlled trial using observational data. Though largely limited to cross-sectional data, recent work has begun to ... More


Engagement in musical activities

Susan Hallam and Andrea Creech

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter sets out the findings from the Music for Life project. This explored whether participation in community music making enhanced the social, emotional and cognitive well-being of older ... More


The Future of Brainability

Charles Alessi, Larry W. Chambers, and Muir Gray

in Increase your Brainability—and Reduce your Risk of Dementia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198860341
eISBN:
9780191892516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860341.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Individuals have to live in society and it is society that creates the environment, both social and physical, which influences many of the decisions that individuals make. Perhaps the strongest ... More


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