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Disability of the Elderly across Cultures

Carlos Diaz-Venegas, Christian Dudel; in Collaboration with Timothy A. Reistetter, Rebeca Wong, Alejandra Michaels-Obregon, Ickpyo Hong (all: The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA), Sergio de la Vega (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico), Ching-Yi Wang (Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung City, Taiwan), Maria Andrée López Gómez (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, USA), Fernando Benavides (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain)

Differences in how disability affects the elderly can be observed across countries. The project investigates how cultural, socioeconomic, and gender differences influence disability in different cultures.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Ageing, Mortality and Longevity


Mutambudzi, M.; Díaz-Venegas, C.; Manon, S.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 74:11, 1828–1834. (2019)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Reistetter, T. A.; Wong, R.:
Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 73:5, 913–922. (2018)
Doblhammer, G.; Peters, S.; Rizzuto, D.; Welmer, A.:
In: A demographic perspective on gender, family and health in Europe, 283–303. Cham: Springer Open. (2018)
Díaz-Venegas, C.; Wong, R.:
Disability and Health Journal 9:3, 524–532. (2016)
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