ICPSR Researcher's Book Looks at Early Life Conditions, Effects on Health of Older Adults
The book examines how rapid reductions in child and infant mortality from the 1930s to the 1960s without an accompanying rise in standard of living in some developing countries resulted in cohorts that included larger numbers of infants and children who survived exposure to poor nutrition and infectious diseases but whose health may now be more at risk as they age because of these early life conditions. It reports that as a result of these historical circumstances there may be increased numbers of elderly people in some developing countries who are more susceptible to adult heart disease and diabetes and who are at higher risk of dying.
The book also discusses policy implications for the developing world as those nations experience disproportionate increases in the growth of their older populations.
The publisher is Springer Science and Business Media Publishers. ISBN: 978-94-007-6978-6
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