Survey data for the study of aging in Latin America and the Caribbean: Selected studies

Rebeca Wong, Martha Peláez, Alberto Palloni, Kyriakos Markides

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The article summarizes three of the data collection studies that can assist researchers in examining population aging processes in the Latin America and Caribbean region with an emphasis on cross-national comparisons, including the population of Mexican immigrants in the United States. These are the Survey on Health and Wellbeing of Elders conducted in seven urban centers of the region, the national Mexican Health and Aging Study, and the Hispanic Established Populations for Epidemiologic Studies of the Elderly in the United States. The article describes the studies and marks them as informative, comprehensive, and still underanalyzed in particular for the purpose of cross-national analyses of aging among Latin American and Caribbean populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-179
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of aging and health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2006


  • Aging
  • Health
  • Hispanic
  • Latin America
  • Survey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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