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causal influences in social processes because they can better pinpoint the temporal order of events, conditions, and experiences. Of course, even the best longitudinal data are unlikely to firmly resolve many substantive issues of this sort, in that there will still be relevant variables that are omitted from the design, limitations of sampling, measurement imperfections, … Read more aging, mental health, and well being 79

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among students of aging is that research designs that collect measurements on the same persons over time are a particularly valuable approach to studying the causes and conse quences of aging. Any research design that locates and measures events and processes in time is referred to as longitudinal. There are a variety of types of … Read more 78 aging, longitudinal studies

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aging, longitudinal studies Duane F. Alwin Historically, the concept of aging refers to changes to individuals that occur over time resulting from some combination of biological, psychological, and social mechanisms. The life span developmental perspective is a somewhat broader framework, as it considers aging to begin at birth and conceptualizes human devel opment as multidimensional … Read more aging, longitudinal studies 77

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institutional care, it may also increase depen dence on technological interventions and prescription drugs to help sustain aging indi viduals capacity for self care. Between 1984 and 1999 the percentage of older Americans utilizing assistive devices for a disability increased from 13 percent to 26 percent (FIFARS 2004). Further, overall trends mask significant differences in … Read more aging and the life course, theories of 73

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hospitalizations and more chronic conditions than younger people and use more prescrip tion drugs and medical services (Solomon 1999). Demographic trends indicate that health care systems are likely to experience unprece dented demands in the near future because health policies have not kept up with these demographic changes (Victor 1991: 63). Until the twentieth century, … Read more 72 aging and health policy