A "New" General Theory of Population Ageing
AbstractThe main theories of population ageing based on recent data on human longevity, life expectancy, morbidity changes, disability trends and fall in mortality show co-existing contradictory tendencies in disability and functioning. These contradictions reflect differences in geographic, cultural, socio-economic, political and medical contexts, for instance: • an increase in the survival rates of sick persons which would explain the expansion of morbidity and/or disability that is now taking place in Taiwan, • control of the progression of chronic diseases which would explain the subtle equilibrium between the fall in mortality and the increase in disability currently observed in the U.K., • an improvement in the health status and health behaviours of the new cohorts of old people which would explain the reduction in morbidity and/or disability now found in France, Switzerland and the U.S. Copyright 2004 The International Association for the Study of Insurance Economics.
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Volume (Year): 29 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
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