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Health Among the Elderly in Germany (2014)

New Evidence on Disease, Disability and Care Need

in: Beitrage zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft

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Abstract

Whether increasing life expectancy leads to better health remains still controversial. Three topics are explored: (1) vanguard groups which inform about possible levels of health if the general social and environmental conditions were to approach those of the vanguard group; (2) the social and behavioral determinants of health differentiated into proximal and distal factors; (3) vulnerable groups such as migrants and the health differences between migrant groups. Newly available population-based data as well as new study designs and advanced statistical modelling form the basis for the empirical analyses.

Keywords

Health differences Causality Risk groups

Languages

English

Publisher

Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN

9783847402886, 9783847406068

Pages

214

DOI

10.3224/84740606

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