China is aging at an extraordinary speed and has the largest quantity of elderly persons in the world. Scholars utilize this unprecedented living experience of human being and the unique Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS) datasets with the aim to answer in this volume the following questions critical to the aging population world wide. Is the period of disability compressing or expanding with increasing life expectancy and what factors are associated with these trends in the recent decades? Is it possible to realize morbidity compression with a prolongation of the life span in the future?
The first section of the book presents the CLHLS project’s study design, sample distribution, contents of data collected, and assessments of age reporting and data quality. The remaining chapters are grouped into sections dealing with the demographic, social, economic, familial and psychological dimensions of healthy longevity.
This volume contributes to the development of scientific knowledge related to the "slowing down" of the pace of progression of morbidity with mortality declines at older ages. Research findings reported in this book are instrumental in the ultimate realization of the long-term dream of healthy longevity, that is, not only living longer, but living a healthier life.
Written for: Gerontologists, public health researchers and policy makers, demographers, sociologists
- Disability and mental health
- Family and social support
- Healthy Aging
- Social Sciences
Table of contents
Preface: James W. Vaupel,- Acknowledgement,- Chapter 1: Introduction: Aging and Aged Dependency in China: Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Zeng Yi,-
Part I: CLHLS and Its Data Quality Assessment: Dudley L. Poston, Jr.,- Chapter 2: Introduction to the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey (CLHLS): Zeng Yi,- Chapter 3: General Data Quality Assessment of the CLHLS: Danan Gu,- Chapter 4: Reliability of Age Reporting among the Chinese Oldest-old in the CLHLS Datasets: Zeng Yi and Danan Gu,- Chapter 5: Age Reporting in the CLHLSL A Re-assessment: Heather Booth and Zhongwei Zhao,- Chapter 6: Assessment of Reliability of mortality and Morbidity in the 1998-2002 CLHLS Waves: Danan Gu and Matthew E. Dupre,-
Part II: The Effects of demographic and Socioeconomic Factors: Danan Gu,- Chapter 7: The Effects of Sociodemographic Factors on the Hazard of Dying Among Chinese Oldest Old: Dudley L. Poston, Jr. and Hosik Min,- Chapter 8: When I’m 104: The Determinants of Healthy Longevity among the Oldest-old in China: Dennis A. Ahlburg, Eric Jensen, and Ruyan Liao,- Chapter 9: Association of Education with the Longevity of the Chinese Elderly: Jianming Li,- Chapter 10: Analysis of Health and Longevity in the Oldest-Old Population – A Health Capital Approach: Zhong Zhao,- Chapter 11: The More Engagement, the Better? A Study of Mortality of the Oldest Old in China: Rongjun Sun and Yuzhi Liu,-
Part III: Living Arrangements and Elderly Care: Zeng Yi: Chapter 12: living Arrangements and Psychological Disposition of the Oldest Old Population in China: Zheng Wu and Christoph M. Schimmele,- Chapter13: Health and Living Arrangement Transitions among China’s Oldest-old: Zachary Zimmer,- Chapter 14: Intergenerational Support and Self-rated Health of the Elderly in Rural China: An Investigation in Chaochu, Anhui Province: Lu Song et al,- Chapter 15: The Effects of Adult Children’s Caregiving on the Health Status of Their Parents: Protection or Selection?: Zhen Zhang,- Chapter 16: The Challenge to Healthy Longevity Inequality in Health Care and Mortality in China: Zhongwie Zhao,-
Part IV: Subjective Wellbeing and Disability: Denese Ashbaugh Vlosky: Chapter 17: Successful Ageing of the Oldest-Old in China: Peng Du,- Chapter 18: Impairments and Disability in the Chinese and American Oldest-Old Population: William P. Moran, Sihan LV, and G. John Chen,- Chapter 19: Tooth Loss among the Elderly in China: Yun Zhou and ZhenZhen Zheng,- Chapter 20: Psychological Resources for Well-Being Among Octogenarians, Nonagenarians, and Centenarians: Differential Effects of Age and Selective Mortality: Jacqui Smith, Denis Gerstorf and Qiang Li,- Chapter 21: An Exploration of the Subjective Well-Being of the Chinese Oldest-Old: Deming Li, Tianyong Chen, and Zhengyun Wu,- Chapter 22: Social Support and Self-Reported Quality of Life: China’s Oldest-old: Min Zhou and Zhenchao Qian,- Chapter 23: Mortality Predictability of Seld-Rated Health among the Chinese Oldest Old: A Time-Varying Covariate Analysis: Qianh Li and Yuzhi Liu,- Chapter 24: Gender Differences in the Effects of Self-rated Health Status on Mortality among the Oldest-old in China: Jiajian Chen and Zheng Wu,- Chapter 25: Epilogue: Future Agenda: Zeng Yi