Changes in active life expectancy in Taiwan : compression or expansion ?
The 1986-1989 supplements on Elderly Living Conditions to the Monthly Surveys of Human Resources in the Taiwan area are used to estimate active life expectancy and to examine evidence for a compression of disability.
Unlike recent results generated in Western countries in favour of the expansion of morbidity hypothesis, our findings tend to support the hypothesis that declining mortality leads to a compression of disability.
In Taiwan fatal diseases (e.g. heart disease, stroke, and cancer) play a more important role in disability than to nonfatal diseases (e.g. arthritis, dementia, sensory impairments, and osteoporosis, etc.). Fatal diseases are still the leading causes of disability ; modern technology has not prolonged life significantly to Taiwanese who contract such diseases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Mortalité, Handicap, Durée vie, Age, Sexe, Homme, Taiwan, Espérance vie, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Mortality, Handicap, Lifetime, Age, Sex, Human, Taiwan, Asia
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0010284
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.