Contextualizing health and aging in the Americas: Effects of space, time and place

William A. Vega, Jacqueline L. Angel, Luis Miguel F. Gutiérrez Robledo, Kyriakos Markides

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Abstract

This volume is part of a continuing series of research publications on older Latino adult health and the social experiences of aging in the United States and Mexico. More recently, the scope of the International Conference on Aging in the Americas (ICAA) research program was expanded to include Latinos living in other nations in Latin America. The series (Conference Series on Aging in the Americas: Mexico and the U.S.) has progressed with support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (grant award no. 2R13-AGO29767-06). We believe the conferences series and publications-which alternate between peer-reviewed journals and edited collections-have contributed new knowledge and important scientific training to scholars interested in aging, and more specifically, in Latino health and aging. Vast improvement to both the quality of research studies and the information available to scholars has come with time, especially evident when directly compared to the scarcity of information that was available on Latino older adult health pre-1980. The ICAA program has progressively built the research program in keeping with trends in new scientific knowledge and national priorities of a rapidly aging American nation. The current conference iterations (2016, 2017, and 2018) focus on place and health of older-adult Latinos.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages383
ISBN (Electronic)9783030005849
ISBN (Print)9783030005832
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2018

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Vega, W. A., Angel, J. L., Gutiérrez Robledo, L. M. F., & Markides, K. (2018). Contextualizing health and aging in the Americas: Effects of space, time and place. Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00584-9