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ERIC Number: EJ965007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0016-9013
The Republic of Chile: An Upper Middle-Income Country at the Crossroads of Economic Development and Aging
Gitlin, Laura N.; Fuentes, Patricio
Gerontologist, v52 n3 p297-305 Jun 2012
Chile is a developing country with a rapidly expanding economy and concomitant social and cultural changes. It is expected to become a developed country within 10 years. Chile is also characterized as being in an advanced demographic transition. Unique challenges are posed by the intersection of rapid economic development and an aging population, making Chile an intriguing case study for examining the impact of these societal-level trends on the aging experience. This paper highlights essential characteristics of this country for understanding its emerging aging society. It reveals that there is a fundamental lack of adequate and depthful epidemiologic and country-specific research from which to fully understand the aging experience and guide new policies in support of health and well-being.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Chile