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3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.214, h-index: 10)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.073, h-index: 25)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.192, h-index: 74)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.718, h-index: 54)
Abdominal Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.723, h-index: 60)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.447, h-index: 12)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.492, h-index: 32)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.135, h-index: 6)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.378, h-index: 30)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.355, h-index: 20)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal  
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.387, h-index: 6)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.624, h-index: 34)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.419, h-index: 25)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.318, h-index: 46)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.113, h-index: 8)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.465, h-index: 23)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.294, h-index: 13)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.818, h-index: 22)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 32)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 8.021, h-index: 47)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.53, h-index: 29)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.406, h-index: 30)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.451, h-index: 5)
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Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 52)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.426, h-index: 29)
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Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.524, h-index: 14)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 73)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.348, h-index: 27)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 6.61, h-index: 117)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 17)
Acta Parasitologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.581, h-index: 28)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.551, h-index: 39)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.658, h-index: 20)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal  
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.103, h-index: 4)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.871, h-index: 15)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.795, h-index: 40)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.774, h-index: 52)
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.319, h-index: 15)
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.959, h-index: 44)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.255, h-index: 44)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.113, h-index: 14)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.141, h-index: 3)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.397, h-index: 42)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 0.637, h-index: 89)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.79, h-index: 44)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.882, h-index: 23)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.511, h-index: 36)
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.821, h-index: 49)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.612, h-index: 24)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.248, h-index: 6)
AGE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.358, h-index: 33)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.337, h-index: 10)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 55)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.197, h-index: 49)
Agroforestry Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.64, h-index: 56)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.732, h-index: 59)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.171, h-index: 19)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.006, h-index: 71)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.706, h-index: 19)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 18)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.388, h-index: 22)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 20)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.898, h-index: 56)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.183, h-index: 20)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.729, h-index: 20)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.392, h-index: 32)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.094, h-index: 87)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.864, h-index: 39)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.237, h-index: 83)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.634, h-index: 13)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, h-index: 3)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.175, h-index: 13)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.558, h-index: 35)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.293, h-index: 13)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.18, h-index: 13)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.362, h-index: 83)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.21, h-index: 37)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.665, h-index: 7)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.096, h-index: 123)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.301, h-index: 26)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.212, h-index: 69)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.122, h-index: 55)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.156, h-index: 4)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.377, h-index: 32)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.504, h-index: 14)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.167, h-index: 26)
Annals of Behavioral Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 2.112, h-index: 98)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.182, h-index: 94)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.849, h-index: 15)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.857, h-index: 40)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.686, h-index: 14)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.929, h-index: 57)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.136, h-index: 23)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.117, h-index: 62)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.593, h-index: 42)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.402, h-index: 26)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.68, h-index: 45)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.186, h-index: 78)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.405, h-index: 42)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.553, h-index: 8)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.902, h-index: 127)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.315, h-index: 25)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.931, h-index: 31)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.992, h-index: 87)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.14, h-index: 57)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.554, h-index: 87)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.354, h-index: 27)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.274, h-index: 20)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44, SJR: 0.575, h-index: 80)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.267, h-index: 26)
Applied Cancer Research     Open Access  
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.361, h-index: 21)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.705, h-index: 35)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.554, h-index: 34)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.323, h-index: 9)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.541, h-index: 13)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.777, h-index: 43)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.358, h-index: 34)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.955, h-index: 33)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.275, h-index: 8)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.37, h-index: 26)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 62, SJR: 1.262, h-index: 161)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, h-index: 121)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.983, h-index: 104)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.677, h-index: 47)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 15)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.251, h-index: 6)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 9)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 40)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.646, h-index: 44)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.764, h-index: 39)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.172, h-index: 53)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.345, h-index: 20)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.417, h-index: 16)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.056, h-index: 15)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.397, h-index: 13)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.597, h-index: 29)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56, SJR: 0.804, h-index: 22)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.28, h-index: 15)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.946, h-index: 23)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 4.091, h-index: 66)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.865, h-index: 40)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 134)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.841, h-index: 40)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.9, h-index: 65)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.846, h-index: 84)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.695, h-index: 47)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.702, h-index: 85)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.039, h-index: 56)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.092, h-index: 13)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.198, h-index: 74)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.595, h-index: 76)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.086, h-index: 90)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 50)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.2, h-index: 42)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.102, h-index: 3)
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.295, h-index: 18)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 22)
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.797, h-index: 17)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.145, h-index: 8)
Artificial Intelligence and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.288, h-index: 25)
Artificial Intelligence Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.948, h-index: 48)
Artificial Life and Robotics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 14)
Asia Europe J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 9)
Asia Pacific Education Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.371, h-index: 17)
Asia Pacific J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.676, h-index: 50)
Asia-Pacific Education Researcher     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.353, h-index: 13)
Asia-Pacific Financial Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.19, h-index: 15)
Asia-Pacific J. of Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.006, h-index: 14)
Asian Business & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.41, h-index: 10)
Asian J. of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.263, h-index: 8)
AStA Advances in Statistical Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.681, h-index: 15)
AStA Wirtschafts- und Sozialstatistisches Archiv     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.195, h-index: 5)
ästhetische dermatologie & kosmetologie     Full-text available via subscription  

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Journal Cover Ageing International
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   ISSN (Print) 1936-606X - ISSN (Online) 0163-5158
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  • An Empirical Analysis of the Demographic Trends in Least Developed
    • Authors: N. Renuga Nagarajan; Aurora A. C. Teixeira; Sandra T. Silva
      Pages: 251 - 273
      Abstract: Ageing is no longer an issue belonging just to developed countries. In the present paper we examine the presence of this phenomenon and its expected evolution in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), from 1950 to 2100. The empirical work carried out sustains that LDCs are in the process of becoming ageing countries. Indeed, the old age dependency ratio in LDCs is predicted to converge towards that of the most developed countries between 2010 and 2020. Furthermore, results reveal that ageing dynamics varies according to LDCs regions, disclosing that LDCs from Asia are more likely to be ageing first. The results suggest that, unlike developed countries, LDCs will experience the process of demographic burden (ageing) before they could benefit from the demographic dividend (higher proportion of working group and lower proportion of young age group).
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9283-9
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2017)
  • Ageing and Elderly Care in the Arab Region: Policy Challenges and
    • Authors: Shereen Hussein; Mohamed Ismail
      Pages: 274 - 289
      Abstract: Populations are expected to age rapidly in the Arab countries during the coming few decades. However, the current evidence base indicates that many countries in the region are not paying attention to this demographic phenomenon. This is a particular concern as longevity is often accompanied by many years of ill health and disability and most of the countries in the region continue to rely on the family as the primary source of elder care. While the family, and particularly women, are expected to provide increasing support for longer, they are faced by a set of socio-demographic changes that may hinder their ability to provide such care. This paper focuses on the ageing demographics in the Arab region and reflects on the multiple-roles for women by utilising quantitative analysis of international population and socio-economic indicators as well as reviewing the background literature and current ageing policies in the region. The paper then discusses possible strategies to address increasing long-term care needs through a social capital lens, where support to informal carers particularly women is emphasised.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-016-9244-8
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2017)
  • Financing Health Care of the Elderly in Small Societies: The Case of the
    • Authors: Karl Theodore; Stanley Lalta; Althea La Foucade; Ewan Scott; Anton Cumberbatch; Christine Laptiste; Charmaine Metivier
      Pages: 324 - 334
      Abstract: This paper focuses on the financing of health care for the elderly in small countries. Apart from the usual vulnerability characteristics of these small countries, fiscal difficulties have made it more important for appropriate measures to be taken to protect the quality of life of the elderly population. The paper examines the demographics of ageing in these countries and after recognizing that the elderly is not a homogenous group with homogeneous health needs and capabilities, the paper makes specific recommendations for putting the financing of the health needs of the elderly on a robust track. A case is made for a greater emphasis on the efficiency with which public resources are used, consideration of a mixed model of financing health care services for elderly persons, as well as, a greater contribution by non-governmental agencies toward caring for elderly persons.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-016-9258-2
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2017)
  • Autonomy and Capacity: About Human Rights of Older Persons in Dependency
    • Authors: María Isolina Dabove
      Pages: 335 - 353
      Abstract: This paper discusses the scope of the current Argentine legal model concerned with autonomy of older people who are in a state of dependency, as part of the Elder Law. So, it studies the juridical system of capacity and will -significant components of personal autonomy- and analyzes the regime of adult guardianship, support systems, assistance and representation for older people. To fulfill these aims, the research takes into account the new Argentine Civil and Commercial Code -which comes into force from August 2015-; the National Rights of Patients Act (No. 26,529) and the National Mental Health Act (No. 26,657). This article considers too the evolution of jurisprudence in this area and contemplates the connection of the normative system and judicial decisions with the Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons, approved by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) on June 15 2015. Finally, in this paper it is considered the importance of the actual development of the International Convention on Human Rights of Older Persons of the United Nations to this field.
      PubDate: 2017-09-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-016-9272-4
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 3 (2017)
  • Assessing Needs among Elders in Urban China: Interview and Limitations
    • Authors: Hongtu Chen; Sue Levkoff
      Pages: 159 - 168
      Abstract: Accurately assessing the needs of elders and their families is critical to developing an effective elderly service program or successful aging policy. In China and other Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea, where the aging population is rapidly growing, this need is particularly apparent. Using case examples collected from a pilot study in urban China, we explore challenges in using the interview method for conducting needs assessments among elders and their family caregivers, including socio-cultural, cognitive, and conceptual limitations. To address these limitations, strategies are discussed to improve the use of interview methods for accurate assessments of needs among elders and their family caregivers, especially among those in developing countries, like China.
      PubDate: 2017-06-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-016-9267-1
      Issue No: Vol. 42, No. 2 (2017)
  • Using Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Method (MCDM) to Study Quality of
           Life Variables in the Design of Senior Residences in Iran
    • Authors: Esmaeil Zarghami; Ali Sharghi; Milad Olfat; Farzaneh Salehi Kousalari
      Abstract: This study conducted a meta-analysis on the related sources published in the last 15 years to obtain indicators relevant to residential space of elderly people effective on their quality of life. Using multi-criteria decision-making method (MCDM) and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) by 35 experts, it evaluated the sub-components obtained from studies and the scoring of individual and collective residences for senior citizens by Expert Choice (EC) software. The results show that, among physical, perceptual, functional-skeletal and sociocultural factors, physical and sociocultural factors had the most and least significance, respectively. The results also indicated that the physical followed by perceptual factors have more weight and more impact in determining a residence that matches the quality of life of the elderly. Moreover, collective residences, as compared to individual ones, have a higher relative weight to be selected as the accommodation for elderly people.
      PubDate: 2017-11-21
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9308-4
  • Stability Index as a Novel Risk Factor to Distinguish Fall-Risk Gender
           Differences among Institutionalized Elderly
    • Authors: Nivash Rugbeer; Lebo Mogatla
      Abstract: The objective of the study was to investigate, which gender group was at risk of falling, using stability index as a fall-risk predictor. A total number of 58 institutionalized elderly persons were invited to participate in the study. Stability index was assessed on the Biodex Balance System SD. Difference in stability index between males and females were noted, females had a mean rank score of 26.83, whilst males had a mean rank score of 33.02, however, there was no significance difference among the two gender groups (U =324.5, z = 1.382, p = .167, r = 0.17). Elderly female participants had an elevated body mass index (M = 27.67 kg/m2, SD = ±7.41) compared to male participants (M = 26.43kg/m2, SD = ±5.62). Overall, the mean stability score for elderly women was 3.58 (±1.21) and elderly men was 4.72(±3.03) respectively. The results suggest that elderly males are at higher risk of falling compared to their female counterparts.
      PubDate: 2017-11-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9309-3
  • Living Alone among Older Persons in Uganda: Prevalence and Associated
    • Authors: Stephen Ojiambo Wandera; Isaac Ddumba; Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi; Sunday A. Adedini; Clifford Odimegwu
      Abstract: This study aimed at investigating the prevalence and factors associated with living alone among older persons in Uganda. A secondary analysis of the 2010 Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) data was conducted. A complementary log-log regression model was used to estimate the association between living alone and demographic, socio-economic and health factors. Nearly one out of ten (9%) older persons lived alone in Uganda. Living alone was associated with being divorced / separated (OR 18.5, 95% CI: 10.3–33.3), being widowed (OR 8.8, 95% CI: 5.1–15.2), advanced age (OR 2.1, 95% CI: 1.4–3.2), residence in western region (OR 0.6, 95% CI: 0.3–0.93), poor wealth status (OR 0.3, 95% CI: 0.2–06), receiving remittances (OR 1.6, 95% CI: 1.1–2.3) and being disabled (OR 1.6, 95% CI: 1.2–2.1). Living alone among older persons did not vary by gender.
      PubDate: 2017-11-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9305-7
  • How Does Leadership Influence Quality of Care' Towards a Model of
           Leadership and the Organization of Work in Nursing Homes
    • Authors: Anders Kvale Havig; Brooke Hollister
      Abstract: Research has shown that certain styles of leadership and the use of work groups are related to higher nursing home quality, but few studies have described how these factors influence quality of care. This study examines how, or through which processes or mechanisms, the: (1) use of work groups, and (2) active leadership are associated with high quality of care in Norwegian nursing home wards. In addition, with our findings, we propose a Model of Leadership and the Organization of Work in Nursing Homes. Qualitative data from field observations and interviews were used to answer the research questions. The analysis was conducted by comparing two groups of nursing home wards. Group 1 consists of the eight (20%) highest quality wards and group 2 of the eight (20%) lowest quality wards out of a sample of 40 wards. In the analysis, we listed similarities within each group and differences between the two groups in order to isolate characteristic, or mediator variables, that distinguish the high from the low quality wards. The analysis suggests that work groups influenced three, and leadership four, mediators, which in turn may influence nursing home quality. These seven mediators could help explain how work groups and leadership effect quality of care. We found that the use of work groups seemed to foster the development of psychological ownership, perceived insider status and shared mental models among care workers, while active leadership seemed to foster the development of a strong work ethic, positive work environment, professionalism, and an organizational vision. A Model of Leadership and the Organization of Work in Nursing Homes may be useful for nursing home owners, administrators, ward leaders, and policy makers interested in improving the quality of care in nursing homes. With knowledge of how the use of work groups and leadership influence quality of care, such processes can be cultivated and facilitated to achieve higher nursing home quality. Our findings imply that policies that encourage smaller work groups, enhance leadership skills of ward leaders, and minimize ward leader’s administrative tasks may lead to higher quality of care in nursing homes.
      PubDate: 2017-11-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9304-8
  • The Fiscal Consequences of Shrinking and Ageing Populations
    • Authors: Benedict Clements; Kamil Dybczak; Vitor Gaspar; Sanjeev Gupta; Mauricio Soto
      Abstract: Declining fertility and increasing longevity will lead to a slower-growing, older world population. The share of the world population older than age 65 could increase from 12% today to 38% by 2100. In most countries, population is projected to peak sometime this century and decline thereafter. These developments would place public finances of countries under pressure. Spending on age-related programs (pensions and health) would rise by 8.3 percentage points of GDP and 11.5 percentage points of GDP in more and less developed countries, respectively, between now and 2100. Projecting demographics is a risky business, and policymakers should be prepared to deal with an even faster transition to declining populations. Given the magnitude of the needed policy response, a multi-pronged approach will be required, including entitlement reform, policies that affect demographics and labor markets, better tax systems, and more efficient public expenditure. In many countries it will be impossible to fully offset the impact of demographics on age-related spending, thus necessitating broader public sector reforms to improve the public finances.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9306-6
  • Gender Differential in Occupation and Income among the Elderly in India
    • Authors: Laishram Ladusingh; Melody Thangjam
      Abstract: The paper sheds light on changing occupation pattern and income and gender gap in the real earning of elderly 60 years and above in India. It is found that work participation of elderly in India has increase from 13.3% in 2004–05 to 16.4% in 2011–12 and for males the increase is significant from 19.4 to 23.3% while that for females is marginal from 7.1 to 10.1% during this period. Occupations classified as agricultural and animal farming, labourer, business, salaried and professional and part time worker constitutes 17.8, 55.9, 8.4, 12.8 and 5.1% respectively in 2004–05 and corresponding figures for 2011–12 are 17.6, 53.2, 2.7, 12.2 and 14.4% respectively. The mean annual earning for elderly engaged in the aforesaid occupation in order are Rs. 14,277, Rs. 19,315, Rs. 32,932, Rs. 93,880 and Rs. 44,811 in 2004–05 and the corresponding mean earning in 2011–12 after adjustment of inflation are Rs. 11,719, Rs. 27,591, Rs. 30,896, Rs. 109,673 and Rs. 21,078 respectively. The gender gap in earning is significant and has not change over time. Multigenerational living arrangement and residing rural areas are found to have deterrent effect on annual earning, while household income quintile has significant enhancing effect on annual earning but age and incidence of long term morbidities have no significant effect on annual earning. Contribution of endowment factors in gender in earning gap decreases.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9307-5
  • Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Ages: How does Chronic Health
           Condition Influence Older Workers in Vietnam
    • Authors: Long Thanh Giang; Dung Duc Le
      Abstract: This paper, using the nationally representative data for older people in Vietnam, namely Vietnam Aging Survey (VNAS) in 2011, was aimed at exploring the current working status of older men and women who were at the ages beyond their respective normal retirement age (i.e., 60 for men and 55 for women) and then estimating how their chronic health conditions influenced on their decision to work. We found that there were significant differences in working rates between various groups of older men and women in terms of age group, living area, marital status, and educational level. The results from logistic models indicated that older persons with at least one chronic health condition had a significant lower probability of participating in the labour workforce than those without chronic health condition. In addition to health conditions, other factors (such as age, living area, and educational level) also implied that more vulnerable and poor older people had higher probabilities (i.e., more advanced ages, living in rural areas, and low educational levels) to work than did their counterparts. These groups of older people must work due to limited access to income security schemes, and thus there would be a great demand for policies supporting these groups of older people.
      PubDate: 2017-08-29
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9301-y
  • Nexus Between Demographic Change and Elderly Care Need in the Gulf
           Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Some Policy Implications
    • Authors: Hafiz T. A. Khan; Shereen Hussein; John Deane
      Abstract: Population ageing is a phenomenon affecting the whole world. The countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are no exception but transitions in population ageing are still in the early stages of the process. With current demographic dividends experienced by the GCC and the rest of the Middle-East, the pace of population ageing will be faster than that experienced by many European countries. The purpose of this paper is to explore the population ageing experience of different GCC countries while situating this within a context of social policies that still at the very early stages of acknowledging such change. We utilise data from sources such as the United Nations and the World Bank, complemented by policy analysis of current age-related social security measures in the GCC. Given the importance of the family aged care system in the region, we consider the implications of changes in family structures, living conditions, and care needs for the elderly. The findings confirm the declining trend in fertility combined with increased life expectancy in all the six GCC countries. However, they highlight that social policy measures focused on the older generations and their care needs are still relatively at the early stages of each country’s policy agenda. The implications of such changes are serious in term of both the demand for and supply of care. Policy-makers need to adapt cohesive social policy strategies that strengthen the complementing relationships between the state, family and wider community as stakeholders in the provision of aged care.
      PubDate: 2017-08-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9303-9
  • A Qualitative Analysis of the Emergence of Long Term Care (Old Age Home)
           Sector for Seniors Care in India: Urgent Call for Quality and Care
    • Authors: Shanthi Johnson; Swati Madan; Jade Vo; Ansa Pottkett
      Abstract: Aim The aim was to understand the emerging sector of long term care (old age homes, OAHs) in India through the voices of facility administrators as they see the imminent issues of importance in this new sector and care for the elderly. Methods Sixty five administrators, representing 55 OAHs located in Chennai, India, were interviewed using a semi structured interview guide by two trained research assistants. The interview guide elicited information related to the current status of OAHs and the recommendations to improve the standards and quality of care of the elderly. The interviews informed the thematic areas highlighted in the results section. Results The emerging OAH sector is managed by individuals with diverse professional and disciplinary background without any aging-specific qualifications. The OAHs operate for profit or as a charity with often unreliable funding. The administrators felt that they were unable to provide the services they wanted at a level they felt appropriate. Staffing and training issues were common concerns impacting level of care. Lack of government leadership was cited as a reason for lack support for the OAHs. No standards of care and quality assurance mechanisms currently exist for OAHs and the elderly these institutions serve. Conclusion Existing policies and schemes pertinent to aging care must be reviewed, adjusted, and coordinated to reflect the emerging sector in India, and the government must take leadership in providing guidance and addressing the needs of the residents of OAHs. Effective multi-sector and multi-level partnerships and communication are urgently needed to inform both on appropriate steps and policies required moving forward.
      PubDate: 2017-08-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9302-x
  • Revenue-Generating Potential of Taxation for Older-Age Social Pensions
    • Authors: Gibran Cruz-Martinez
      Abstract: Social security and taxation operate jointly to overcome individual deprivations, reduce income inequality and promote development, bringing ‘taxation into social protection analysis and planning’. There are several ways in which governments can create fiscal space to finance social protection programmes (e.g. social pensions). The idea is to create new sources of revenue –sustainable in the long-run – which can be used to finance social pensions, without building new liabilities and without distorting macroeconomic stability. The literature specifically addressing the potential fiscal space that could be created to finance social pensions is limited. This paper aims to begin filling some of those gaps and identify sources for creating fiscal space for social pensions through the revenue side (i.e. examine the revenue-generating potential of taxation for social pensions). Specifically, examine the potential funding power of three types of taxes (income tax, corporate tax, and trade tax) using cross-country tax revenues and tax rate data in a global perspective. The paper demonstrates that the three taxes have a revenue-generating potential to finance social pensions in several countries. There is not a magic prescription useful for every country, but there are numerous options to design a tailored mix of sources to create fiscal space.
      PubDate: 2017-07-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9298-2
  • Social Participation of the Elders in Europe: The Influence of Individual
           and Contextual Variables
    • Authors: M. Ángeles Molina; José L. Cañadas-Reche; Rafael Serrano-del-Rosal
      Abstract: This study analyzes the social participation of older people based on individual and contextual variables. For this purpose the data of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in particular waves 1, 2 and 4 have been used. A four-level model with fixed and random effects was carried out. The model obtained shows the effect of individual variables: a greater participation in more recent waves, in ages between 60-70 years and the effect of variables such as cognitive functioning, years of education and health self-perception. But significant differences were also found in participation in contextual variables and between countries. These results are important for public policy managers, who must take into account not only individual variables, but also contextual variables, which explain the differences in the participation rate of the elderly.
      PubDate: 2017-07-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9300-z
  • Determinants of Life Satisfaction in Older Russians
    • Authors: Marina Kolosnitsyna; Natalia Khorkina; Hongor Dorzhiev
      Abstract: In Russia, the process of population aging has recently become the topic of many studies examining the socioeconomic characteristics, health status, and retirement behaviors of older people. Nonetheless, research on the life satisfaction of Russian seniors and its determinants is still rather scarce. Thus, identifying the factors of life satisfaction in old age could enable the development of a sound state policy towards the elderly and enhance the well-being of society as a whole. This paper explores the determinants of older adults’ life satisfaction using cross-sectional and panel data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-HSE). Our research shows that for all Russian seniors (females over the age of 55 and males over the age of 60), the strongest and most common correlates of life satisfaction are: marital status, health status, social status, and personal income. We found significant gender differences in the factors of life satisfaction: an inverse U-shaped relation of age and life satisfaction is characteristic for the oldest females only; having a job and having a higher education enhances life satisfaction for women but not for men. The type of settlement and parental status have no correlation with seniors’ life satisfaction.
      PubDate: 2017-07-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9297-3
  • Senior Citizens Health Insurance Programme (SCHIP): a Policy Framework for
           Healthy Ageing in Nigeria
    • Authors: Augustine Okhobo Dokpesi
      Abstract: The world has been experiencing a pattern of demographic movement from high fertility/ mortality to low fertility/mortality rates in recent times. Hence, demographic projections for Nigeria point to a reality of an increase in both the absolute and proportional figures of the elderly in the Nigerian population in the midst of poor health and socioeconomic indicators. The paper therefore assesses how the indicators of poverty and underdevelopment; and government policy issues have played-out, over the years, to place the elderly in vulnerable and/or poor health condition. This is made worst by the fact that, over 70% of health expenditure in Nigeria comes from out-of-pocket spending. Consequently, not only are sound public policies on healthcare needed but also there is need to address healthcare coverage. To achieve this requires a sound and efficient insurance coverage that will be universal in scope as to reach out to all groups. The paper argues that for Nigeria to achieve healthy ageing there is need to extend a special insurance coverage to the elderly because of their vulnerable nature. Thus, it suggests the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) as a policy framework that will promote healthy ageing by enhancing health coverage for institutional and ambulatory care for the elderly.
      PubDate: 2017-07-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9299-1
  • The Meaning of Social Participation for Daily Mobility in Later Life: an
           Ethnographic Case Study of a Senior Project in a Swedish Urban
    • Authors: Vanessa Stjernborg
      Abstract: This paper presents an ethnographic case study that aims to understand the meaning of social participation in a neighbourhood for daily mobility in later life. In the study, the mobility of the participants of a senior-citizen project was monitored over 18 months. The project was founded as a result of a municipal district’s targeting of social sustainability. The results show that social participation had positive effects on the daily mobility of the participants. The implementation of broad-minded thinking from the municipality and the cooperation of various municipal actors were shown to be essential for the positive outcome of this project.
      PubDate: 2017-06-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9296-4
  • Relying on Whom? Correlates of Out of Pocket Health Expenditure among the
           Rural Elderly in Odisha, India
    • Authors: Jalandhar Pradhan; Rinshu Dwivedi; Pallavi Banjare
      Abstract: The objectives of this paper are two-fold: first, to assess the healthcare utilization pattern among rural elderly and second, to examine the various covariates of Out of Pocket Expenditure (OOPE) in Odisha, India. Multiple Generalised Linear Regression Model (GLRM) was employed to explore the relative effect of various socio-economic and demographic covariates on the OOPE. Major source of financing for elderly population was their son for both inpatient and outpatient healthcare in the last episode of illness. Multivariate analysis, shows that age, saving or bank balance, risk behaviour (smoking), non-functionality, hearing defect and multi-morbidity are significantly influencing the spending pattern of the elderly on healthcare. Results suggest that there is an immediate need to relook at the existing pension schemes especially in the rural areas to manage the healthcare needs of elderly.
      PubDate: 2017-05-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s12126-017-9293-7
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