Research on the Demography of Aging in Developing Countries

by Linda G. Martin, Kevin Kinsella


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The authors review research on the demography of aging in developing countries in several substantive areas, namely, basic demography, mortality and health, family demography, population distribution and migration, and economic activity and well-being. They conclude with a summary of data collection and research challenges and provide an appendix that highlights the current availability of different types of data — survey, census, vital statistic, and ethnographic — for research on these topics.

Originally published in: Demography of Aging, National Academy Press, 1994, pp. 356-403.

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