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Key study within the world’s greatest getting older inhabitants – in China – has fed into this significant new paintings, which goals to respond to questions serious to older humans world wide. those contain: is the interval of incapacity compressing or increasing with expanding existence expectancy and what elements are linked to those tendencies within the contemporary many years? And is it attainable to achieve morbidity compression with a prolongation of the lifestyles span sooner or later? crucial analyzing for gerontologists.

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The un-reversible trend of declining mortality, especially at the older ages, will result in even substantially more elderly and oldest old persons. Thus, it is strategically important to gain a better understanding of healthy aging and healthy longevity so to be able to reduce the negative impacts of rapid aging. This is a main reason for publishing this book. A fundamental question in aging studies is whether the mortality decline will be accompanied by a compression or an expansion of the period of disability and morbidity among the elderly population.

Gu writes that there are three major potential sources of error due to nonobservation (coverage error, nonresponse error, and sample error) and four major potential sources of errors due to observation or measurement (the interviewer, the respondent, the questionnaire, and the mode of interview). His chapter addresses these issues systematically and comprehensively in an attempt to assess the data quality of the CLHLS in 2002. Gu first addresses the use of proxies. When they were used, about 90 percent of them were close relatives such as a spouse, children, and grandchildren.

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