Oldest Old, Life Satisfaction, and Health

Wencke Gwozdz, Alfonso Sousa-Poza

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    Several definitions already exist for the “oldest old” or “fourth age,” which comprises the most elderly of the older generation. One populationbased possibility is to define the transition between the third and fourth age as the chronological age at which 50 %of the birth cohort is no longer alive, which in developed countries, takes place at around 75 years of age (Baltes & Smith, 2003). Being older than 85 years of age is also often used as a delineation.
    TitelEncyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research
    RedaktørerAlex C. Michalos
    Udgivelses stedDordrecht
    ForlagSpringer Science+Business Media
    ISBN (Trykt)9789400707528, 9789400707542
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9789400707535
    StatusUdgivet - 2014


    Gwozdz, W., & Sousa-Poza, A. (2014). Oldest Old, Life Satisfaction, and Health. I A. C. Michalos (red.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (s. 4484-4488). Springer Science+Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0753-5_3715