Contextualizing Health and Aging in the Americas

Effects of Space, Time and Place

  • William A. Vega
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
  • Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo
  • Kyriakos S. Markides

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Role of Place and Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Brian Downer, Michael Crowe, Kyriakos S. Markides
      Pages 7-17
    3. Shinyi Wu, Francisca Rodriguez, Haomiao Jin, William A. Vega
      Pages 63-84
    4. Carlos Díaz-Venegas, Brian Downer, Kenneth M. Langa, Rebeca Wong
      Pages 85-107
  3. Place and Unmet Needs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-110
    2. Nestor Rodriguez, Cristian L. Paredes, Jacqueline Maria Hagan
      Pages 111-135
    3. Jacqueline L. Angel, Ronald J. Angel, Selena M. Caldera
      Pages 137-158
    4. Flávia Cristina Drumond Andrade, Mariana López-Ortega
      Pages 181-198
  4. Contextual Elements for Successful Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-202
    2. Naomi Ali, Margarita Alegría, Esther Velásquez, Kathleen Tang, Lizbeth Herrera Duran, Karissa DiMarzio
      Pages 203-223
    3. Richard W. Johnson, Stipica Mudrazija, Claire Xiaozhi Wang
      Pages 225-247
    4. Marc A. Garcia, Adriana M. Reyes, Sunshine Rote
      Pages 249-269
  5. Caregiving and Family Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-293
    2. Sunshine Rote, Jacqueline L. Angel, Kyriakos S. Markides, Terrence D. Hill
      Pages 295-310
    3. Sean Angst, Emma Aguila, Mariana López-Ortega
      Pages 337-358
    4. David V. Flores, Sunshine Rote, Jacqueline L. Angel, Kyriakos S. Markides
      Pages 359-376
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 377-383

About this book


This book presents new insights into the consequences of the impending growth in and impact of the older segment of aging communities on local economies. It uses a comparative research framework to further our understanding of issues in health and aging in the transnational context of the health and migratory experience of the U.S.- Mexican population. It also provides an important contribution to the interdisciplinary investigation of new conceptual and methodological approaches in comparative studies (inter-group comparisons) of Hispanic aging and health research. Specifically, the chapters employ different methodologies to address issues related to immigration processes, family and household structure, macroeconomic changes in the quality of community life, and focus on the new realities of aging in Latino families in local communities. The book focuses on measurement, data-quality issues, new conceptual modeling techniques, and longitudinal survey capabilities. As such it is of interest to researchers and policy makers in social sciences and public health.


Aging in the Americas Conference Series on Aging in the Americas (CAA) Family and social care systems Latinos/Hispanics and diversity Mexican-origin NIA data sets Public health

Editors and affiliations

  • William A. Vega
    • 1
  • Jacqueline L. Angel
    • 2
  • Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo
    • 3
  • Kyriakos S. Markides
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.LBJ School of Public AffairsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  3. 3.Instituto Nacional de GeriatríaMexico CityMexico
  4. 4.Department of Preventive Medicine and Community HealthThe University of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-00583-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-00584-9
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