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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2018
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2018

How to measure population aging? The answer is less than obvious: A review

Bidragsytere:
  • Vegard Fykse Skirbekk
  • Ursula M. Staudinger og
  • Joel E. Cohen

Tidsskrift

Gerontology
ISSN 0304-324X
e-ISSN 1423-0003
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Publisert online: 2018

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85058810036

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Tittel

How to measure population aging? The answer is less than obvious: A review

Sammendrag

Usually, population aging is measured to inform fiscal and social planning because it is considered to indicate the burden that an elderly population presents to the economic, social security, and health systems of a society. Measures of population aging are expected to indicate shifts in the distribution of individuals’ attributes (e.g., chronological age, health) within a population that are relevant to assessing the burden. We claim that chronological age – even though it is the attribute most broadly used – may frequently not be the best measure to satisfy this purpose. A distribution of chronological age per se does not present a burden. Rather, burdens arise from the characteristics that supposedly or actually accompany chronological ages. We posit that in addition to chronological age, meaningful measures of population aging should reflect, for instance, the distribution of economic productivity, health, functional capacities, or biological age, as these attributes may more directly assess the burden on the socioeconomic and health systems. Here, we illustrate some limitations of measures of population aging based on each kind of measure, including chronological age, and review alternative measures that may better inform fiscal, social, and health planning. © 2018 S. Karger AG, Basel

Bidragsytere

Vegard Skirbekk

Bidragsyterens navn vises på dette resultatet som Vegard Fykse Skirbekk
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Senter for fruktbarhet og helse ved Folkehelseinstituttet

Ursula M. Staudinger

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York

Joel E. Cohen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Chicago
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Columbia University in the City of New York
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved The Rockefeller University
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