Longer Life and Healthy Aging

  • Zeng Yi
  • Eileen M. Crimmins
  • Yves Carrière
  • Jean-Marie Robine

Part of the International Studies in Population book series (ISIP, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Zeng Yi, Eileen Crimmins, Yves Carrière, Jean-Marie Robine
      Pages 1-4
  3. Disability and Healthy Life Expectancy

  4. Individual Healthy Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-109
    2. Eileen M. Crimmins, Melanie L. Johnston, Mark Hayward, Teresa Seeman
      Pages 111-126
    3. Pascale Barberger-Gateau, Luc Letenneur, Valérie Deschamps, Catherine Helmer, Colette Fabrigoule, Jean-François Dartigues
      Pages 127-140
    4. Elizabeth H. Corder, Lars Lannfelt, Matti Viitanen, Larry S. Corder, Bengt Winblad
      Pages 141-150
    5. Karen Andersen-Ranberg, Bernard Jeune
      Pages 151-172
    6. Emily Grundy
      Pages 173-199
    7. Zeng Yi, Liu Yuzhi, Linda K. George
      Pages 201-211
  5. The Family and Healthy Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-237
    2. Jenny De Jong Gierveld, Pearl A. Dykstra
      Pages 239-259
    3. Yun Zhou, Qiang Ren
      Pages 273-281
  6. Community Effects on Healthy Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-285
    2. Yves Carrière, Laurent Martel, Jacques Légaré, Lucie Morin
      Pages 287-304
    3. Jacques Légaré, Robert Bourbeau, Bertrand Desjardins, Chad Deblois
      Pages 305-318
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book


A fundamental issue facing the global community is meeting the challenges of population aging and achieving healthy aging to maintain an active older population and reduce the number of disabled people. 

The focus of this book is on theoretical issues and empirical findings related to trends and determinants of healthy aging, including factors related to "healthy longevity" of the oldest-old, aged 80 and over. The group is the most rapidly increasing elderly sub-population and is most likely to need assistance in daily living in all countries. Chapters include both longitudinal and cross-sectional data from North America, Europe, and Asia in country-specific studies and cross-national comparisons.

Part I focuses on the definition, components, concepts, measurements, and determinants of healthy aging, and discusses the trends and patterns of disability and healthy life expectancy at the macro level. Part II addresses individual healthy aging, including its biological and socio-demographic aspects. Part III focuses on issues concerning the family and healthy aging, and Part IV explores formal and informal care for healthy aging through governmental policy interventions and community service programs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zeng Yi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eileen M. Crimmins
    • 3
  • Yves Carrière
    • 4
  • Jean-Marie Robine
    • 5
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Beijing UniversityChina
  3. 3.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  4. 4.University of MontrealCanada
  5. 5.University of MontpellierFrance

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