Guest edited by Carrie Karvonen-Gutierrez (University of Michigan) and Elsa Strotmeyer (University of Pittsburgh), this special issue will highlight the conceptualization and burden of disability and its impact on health and functioning during the midlife and late adulthood. We are looking for descriptive papers that document the burden and trajectory of disability as women age through the midlife as well as the relative disparities in disability by sex, race, socio-economic position and geography. We are interested in papers from a range of frameworks and conceptualizations of disability and how they augment scientific understanding of the process, burden and impact of disability during the midlife.
Disability prevalence in midlife (aged 55–65 years): Cross-Country comparisons of gender differences and time trends
Prior literature on disability has centered on disability prevalence among older adults ages 65 and older, providing only limited insight to potential gender differences in disability prevalence in mid-life. M...
Citation: Women's Midlife Health 2021 7:1