Global Health & Global Aging
This comprehensive collection brings together in one book leading researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to examine the critical intersection of global aging and global health.
The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real–world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.
The book explores the factors that contribute to high rates of longevity and shows how countries including Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States contribute to the overall health of their populations. The book also outlines the challenges facing specific countries such as Russia, India, and China that have rapidly aging populations.
Global Health and Global Aging delves into recent research findings that identify factors of successful aging and outlines the key ways that a global society can influence how we age. Research scholars in global aging and health, finance and pensions, housing, education, employment, transportation and disability, and public policy identify findings that offer hope and expand options to young and old for healthy aging.
All royalties for the sale of this book will be donated to the AARP Foundation.
About the AARP Foundation viii
Foreword xRobert N. Butler, M.D.
Preface xiMary Robinson
The Editors xv
PART ONE: THE WORLD AND ITS AGING POPULATION
1. World Policies on Aging and the United Nations 3Alexandre Sidorenko
2. Population Aging: A Global Overview 15Mary Beth Weinberger
3. The World Health Organization and Global Aging 31Alex Kalache
4. Leadership and Governance Challenges for Global Health and Aging 47Derek Yach
5. Perception of Aging in Different Cultures 58Frank E. Eyetsemitan
PART TWO: COUNTRIES WITH HIGH RATES OF LONGEVITY
6. Healthy Aging in Denmark? 71Bjarne Hastrup
7. Challenges of Longevity in France: The International Longevity Centre–France Perspective 85Francoise Forette and Marie–Anne Brieu
8. Healthy Aging in Finland 96Pekka Puska
9. Healthy Aging in Germany 106Ulla Schmidt
10. Healthy Aging from Seventy to Over One Hundred in Germany: Lessons from the Berlin Aging Study 118Jacqui Smith and Paul B. Baltes
11. Challenges of Productive Aging in Japan 128Shigeo Morioka
12. Healthy Aging in the Netherlands 140C.I.J.M. Ross–van Dorp
13. Aging in Spain: Working Toward Creating New Rights in the Welfare State 149Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
14. Health and Aging in Sweden 157Barbro Westerholm
15. Aging in the United Kingdom 168Sally Greengross
16. Healthy Aging in the United States 177Jeanette C. Takamura
PART THREE: COUNTRIES FACING RAPID POPULATION AGING IN THE NEXT TWENTY TO THIRTY YEARS
17. Health and Aging in Africa 187Nana Araba Apt
18. Aging of Populations: Is China s Pattern Unique? 197Lincoln Chen and Lingling Zhang
19. Health and Aging in India 208Sharad D. Gokhale
20. Health and Aging in the Eastern Mediterranean Region 215Mohamed H. El–Banouby
21. Health and Aging in Russia 226Vladimir Kh. Khavinson and Olga N. Mikhailova
22. Health and Aging in Latin America and the Caribbean 238Enrique Vega
PART FOUR: LEADERS IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
23. The Biology of Aging: Current Research and Expected Future Gains 249George M. Martin and Joshua Lederberg
24. Exceptional Longevity 257Thomas Perls and Dellara F. Terry
25. Cities, Sociodiversity, and Strategy 275Jaime Lerner
26. Creating a Healthy Environment for Aging Populations 281Gloria M. Gutman
27. How Government, Business, and Social Sector Partnerships Can Finance Programs for the Aging 292A. James Forbes, Jr.
28. Policies and Practices Affecting Health and Longevity of People with Disabilities: Lessons from the United Kingdom 300Hector Medora and Angela Hassiotis
29. Keeping People Active: Continuing Education Programs that Work 313Julia Preece and Brian Findsen
30. Longevity′s Impact on Retirement Security 323C. Robert Henrikson
31. Improving Health Care in America: Lessons Learned from the Global Village 337William D. Novelli
PART FIVE: EPILOGUE: THE ROAD AHEAD
32. Epilogue: The Road Ahead 351Erik Olsen
Mary Robinson is president of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative. She previously served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and was president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997.
William Novelli is chief executive officer of AARP, a membership organization of 38 million people age 50 and older. Previously, he was president of the Campaign for Tobacco–Free Kids and executive vice president of CARE.
Clarence Pearson is a global health leadership and management consultant and former senior advisor to World Health Organization at the United Nations. He conceived the series of global health books for Jossey–Bass and serves as the series′ executive editor.
Laurie Norris is an international communications consultant and author of a history of the China Medical Board, a pioneer in Western–style medical education in China and Asia. She serves as managing editor for the global health series published by Jossey–Bass.