Global Aging

9 publications found.

Global Population Aging and Labor Force Implications:  Working Longer, Learning Longer

10/12/2015

Countries around the world, both more and less developed, are experiencing shifts in age structure. Delaying retirement and increasing labor force participation at older ages could increase gross domestic product while also benefiting national wealth and public debt. We visually illustrate key indicators that demonstrate the implications of population aging and why continued work at older ages is important to the economic future for many countries.Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4),...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

Challenges for the Workforce Development of Older Workers in Brazil

09/15/2015

Alongside reforms to its social security system, it is argued that older workers in Brazil should be encouraged to remain longer in the labor force and postpone retirement while being productive. A lack of educational attainment is a major challenge for Brazil. The examination of workforce policies in Brazil reveals a fragmented system for workforce development without specific funding for older worker programs.Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4), 136-138. doi:10.1093/ppar/prv019Publication...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

A global examination of policies and practices for lifelong learning

07/21/2015

Continuous learning over the life course is necessary to successfully compete in a knowledge-based global economy. While a wide range of individual and community factors play a role in whether older workers receive skills training and remain in the labor force, national policies and practices are also likely to have an influence. This nation-level study used OECD data to identify associations between participation in lifelong learning activities and outcomes such as labor force participation at...

  • Business/Economics of Aging
  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Workforce Issues

Quantitative Physical Activity of Children and Adolescents in a Rural Population from Eastern Nepal

07/16/2015

We evaluated physical activity of children and adolescents aged 6 to 18 years from the Jirel population of eastern Nepal. 399 Participants wore an Actical omnidirectional accelerometer for one week as part of their annual visit to the Jiri Growth Study. Children are more active on non-school days and adolescents are more active during the school week. Jirel children do not exhibit the reduction in physical activity that most Western populations experience during the transition from childhood to...

  • Demographics
  • Global Aging
  • Health/Physical Activity

Axial Quantitative Ultrasound Assessment of Pediatric Bone Quality in Eastern Nepal

04/11/2015

This study presents quantitative ultrasonography (QUS) bone quality data for an underrepresented, south Asian pediatric population from Nepal. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal study of growth and development. This study offers normative data and documents the effect of stunting, wasting, and underweight on the bone properties measured by QUS.Osteoporosis International, 26(9), 2319–2328. doi:10.1007/s00198-015-3115-0Publication available online, subscription may be required.

  • Global Aging
  • Health/Physical Activity

The Brazilian version of the Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Clinician rating scale (NPI-C): reliability and validity in dementia

06/14/2013

Patients with dementia may be unable to describe their symptoms, and caregivers frequently suffer emotional burden that can interfere with judgment of the patient's behavior. The Neuropsychiatric Inventory-Clinician rating scale (NPI-C) was therefore developed as a comprehensive and versatile instrument to assess and accurately measure neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) in dementia, thereby using information from caregiver and patient interviews, and any other relevant available data. The present...

  • Chronic Illness/ Disability
  • Families/Caregiving
  • Global Aging

International Approaches to Long-term Services and Supports

04/02/2013

For older adults who may experience significant disability from injury or disease, the daily activities present challenges that may require ongoing assistance from family members, friends, or a formal care service provider. Longterm services and supports enable those who need continual help because of physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities to accomplish the necessary tasks of daily living.Generations, Spring 2013, pgs. 59-65.Publication available online, subscription may be required.

  • Global Aging
  • Long-Term Care Policy and Financing

Think Globally, Act Locally: The Maturing of a Worldwide Science and Practice of Aging

03/28/2013

This article answers the question, “Why should we care about global aging?” with a look at the first half century (1945-2000) in the study of aging, and then delineates the reasons why studying global aging is crucial: to be educated and potentially share solutions; on a personal level because our aging is directly tied to others through worldwide economics and politics; and to head off distrust between countries.Generations, 6-11(6).Publication available online, subscription may be...

  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Legal/ Advocacy

An international comparison of the Ohio department of aging-resident satisfaction survey: applicability in a U.S. and Canadian sample

11/29/2012

The majority of resident satisfaction surveys available for use in assisted living settings have been developed in the United States; however, empirical assessment of their measurement properties remains limited and sporadic, as does knowledge regarding their applicability for use in settings outside of the United States. This study further examines the psychometric properties of the Ohio Department of Aging-Resident Satisfaction Survey (ODA-RSS) and explores its applicability within a sample of...

  • Global Aging
  • Psychology of Aging