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    Notice: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

    This study was funded primarily by NIH Contract No. N01-OD-4-2139 between the National Academy of Sciences and the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Additional funding was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project.

    Suggested citation: National Research Council (2001) Preparing for an Aging World: The Case for Cross-National Research, Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World, Committee on Population and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.

    Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Preparing for an aging world : the case for cross-national research / Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World, Committee on Population and Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council.

    p. cm.

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    ISBN 0-309-07421-5 (pbk.)

    1. Aging—Research. 2. Aged—Economic conditions. 3. Aged—Health and hygiene. I. National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World.

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