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

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1 The organizational framework Sponsoring and supporting organizations Principal investigator and steering committee International longevity projects coordinator Data collection organizations National Institute on Aging; United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and China National Foundation for Social Sciences joined NIA to co-sponsor the expanded survey in 2002; China National Natural Science Foundation and Hong Kong Research Grant Council joined NIA to co-sponsored the expanded survey since 2005; Peking University and Duke University have provided institutional support; Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research has provided support for international training Zeng Yi, Principal Investigator, Duke University and Peking University.

1 Introduction: Aging and Aged Dependency in China 15 The analysis presented here of the demographic determinants in China portrays a situation that rings with irony. China solved its burgeoning fertility problem with an induced fertility transition, which was one of the most successful fertility reductions experienced by any country in the world. But it is the very success of this transition that has exacerbated the problem. Chinese fertility policies have limited the size of birth cohorts relative to their elders to a degree unprecedented in the less developed countries.

At ages 80+, their constructed estimates of age at childbearing show some age exaggeration, particularly in Guangxi and among several ethnic minorities. They conclude that some age exaggeration tends to increase with age. The findings of Booth and Zhao indicate the importance of continual examination of the quality of the age data. In the final chapter in Section I, Gu and Dupre investigate a series of issues pertaining to mortality and morbidity in the 1998, 2000 and 2002 CLHLS. Among them are the accuracy of the mortality data recorded in the CLHLS, and the accuracy of chronic morbidity data reported in these first three waves.

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