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June 1982 (Volume 60)
Kenneth G. Manton
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One of the most serious challenges facing the U.S. today is how to plan for a rapidly aging population. Despite increased speculation about how public and private institutions might respond, there is yet little agreement on the causes, dynamics, and magnitude of the phenomenon. A model of human mortality-among others-is presented to clarify the central importance of chronic disease to both the challenge and future responses.
Author(s): Kenneth G. Manton
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Volume 60, Issue 2 (pages 183–244) Published in 1982
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