Human Longevity, Individual Life Duration, and the Growth of the Oldest-Old Population - International Studies in Population 4 (Hardback)Jean-Marie Robine (editor), Eileen M. Crimmins (editor), Shiro Horiuchi (editor), Yi Zeng (editor)
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Old-age survival has considerably improved in the second half of the twentieth century. Why has such a substantial extension of human lifespan occurred? How long can we live? In this book, these fundamental questions are explored by experts from diverse fields. They report on recent cutting-edge studies about essential issues of human longevity and social factors of long survival in old age.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 1820 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2007 ed.
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"This book is divided into five sections in an attempt to find common ground among the broad selection of topics. ... I read this book with great interest and enthusiasm and believe it should be on the shelf of anyone now doing research in this field. ... My recommendation is to add this volume to your library and enjoy, as I have ... ." (S. Jay Olshansky, Population Studies, Vol. 62 (2), 2008)
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