International Handbook of Population Aging

  • Peter Uhlenberg

Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Joshua R. Goldstein
      Pages 7-18
    3. Markus H. Schafer, Kenneth F. Ferraro
      Pages 19-36
    4. Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 37-65
  3. Aging Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Cecilia Tomassini, Giovanni Lamura
      Pages 69-89
    3. Gerdt Sundström
      Pages 91-111
    4. Natalia S. Gavrilova, Leonid A. Gavrilov
      Pages 113-131
    5. Naohiro Ogawa, Rikiya Matsukura, Maliki
      Pages 133-156
    6. Feinian Chen, Guangya Liu
      Pages 157-172
    7. Dudley L. Poston, Mary Ann Davis
      Pages 173-190
    8. Tracey A. LaPierre, Mary Elizabeth Hughes
      Pages 191-230
    9. Rebeca Wong, Alberto Palloni
      Pages 231-252
    10. Isabella Aboderin
      Pages 253-276
    11. Kathryn M. Yount, Abla M. Sibai
      Pages 277-315
  4. Migration and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Don E. Bradley, Charles F. Longino
      Pages 319-339
    3. Tony (A.M.) Warnes
      Pages 341-363
    4. Judith Treas, Jeanne Batalova
      Pages 365-394
    5. Charles B. Keely
      Pages 395-403
  5. Population Aging and Economic Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Diane M. Watts-Roy, John B. Williamson
      Pages 407-428
    3. Angela M. O’Rand, Donald Ebel, Katelin Isaacs
      Pages 429-443
    4. Sara E. Rix
      Pages 445-470
    5. David J. Ekerdt
      Pages 471-491
    6. Melissa Hardy
      Pages 493-518
  6. Population Aging, Longevity, and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 519-519
    2. Robert A. Hummer, Richard G. Rogers, Ryan K. Masters, Jarron M. Saint Onge
      Pages 521-542
    3. Sarah B. Laditka, James N. Laditka
      Pages 543-565
    4. Scott M. Lynch, J. Scott Brown, Miles G. Taylor
      Pages 567-582
    5. Pamela Herd
      Pages 583-604
  7. Health Care and Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 605-605
    2. Stephen Crystal, Michele J. Siegel
      Pages 607-630
    3. Edward C. Norton, Sally C. Stearns
      Pages 631-645
    4. Emily M. Agree, Karen Glaser
      Pages 647-668
  8. Population Aging and Social Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 669-669
    2. Pearl A. Dykstra
      Pages 671-690
    3. Linda J. Waite
      Pages 691-704
    4. Deborah Carr, Susan Bodnar-Deren
      Pages 705-728
  9. Future of Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 729-729
    2. S. Jay Olshansky, Bruce A. Carnes
      Pages 731-745
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 757-769

About this book


The International Handbook of Population Aging is the first comprehensive volume to examine research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. Global population aging is one of the most important issues facing human societies in the early twenty-first century. Population projections show that the proportion of the world’s population over age 60 will double between 2000 and 2050, and that about one-third of the people living in developed countries will be over age 60 in 2050. Already there are countries in Europe and Asia where the number of people over age 60 exceed the number of children, and by 2050 some of these countries will have twice as many old people as children. As noted by the 2002 UN World Assembly on Ageing Report, this global trend in population aging is unprecedented in human history, is pervasive across societies, is enduring (there is no going back to younger populations), and has profound implications for human beings.


"An essential reference work."

Glen H. Elder, Jr., Research Professor, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"An absolutely essential reading. The rich fare this volume offers has no match or even close competitor in the professional literature."

Paul Demeny, Distinguished Scholar, Population Council Editor, Population and Development Review

"Exemplary in regard to the range of countries it covers and in focusing on many questions." Karl Ulrich Mayer, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Sociology, Yale University

"An impressive volume, showing the ageing populations around the globe through the lens of some of the best demographic observers."

Martin Kohli, Professor of Sociology, Department of Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute


This is the first handbook to appear in the International Handbooks of Population series, edited by Dudley Poston Jr., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. Future handbooks in this series will focus on Mortality, Poverty Populations, Migration, Race and Ethnic Demography and more.


Ageing Aging populations Demography Gerontology Global Aging Nation Population Aging Population Studies age aging gender

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Uhlenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of North Carolina Hamilton HallChapel HillUSA

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