Show Summary Details
Page of

Ageing in North America: Canada and the United States 

Ageing in North America: Canada and the United States
Chapter:
Ageing in North America: Canada and the United States
Author(s):

Eileen M. Crimmins

, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez

, Lauren Brown

, and Yongjie Yon

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198701590.003.0003
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 August 2019

Canada and the United States, while similar in many ways, differ somewhat in age structures, life expectancies, policies relevant to an ageing population, and the challenges they face with future ageing. Canada is the older and longest-lived. Both countries have made changes in their healthcare systems to provide access to healthcare across their populations. Socioeconomic differences in the ageing process are an issue in both of these countries. In this chapter, we first outline the demographic conditions relevant to the ageing population in these countries, then examine health issues relevant to the ageing population including a number of dimensions of health and healthcare. We then lay out specific socioeconomic and cultural challenges related to an ageing population in each country and how these are likely to be dealt with in the future.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.