Invecchiamento e non-linearità

Author/s Rita Cavallaro
Publishing Year 2009 Issue 2008/86 Language Italian
Pages 32 P. 29-60 File size 241 KB
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Aging and Non-Linearity - The acknowledged fact that elderly population is constantly growing in our country is of great concern and entails the problem of what social policies should be established. The many solutions devised however seem to be lacking particularly from two points of view: 1) the use of linear instruments, for which the aging phenomenon is considered to develop in a linear or exponential direction; 2) the lack of consideration of the number of elderly we can realistically allow ourselves, the so-called carrying capacity. Both problems are faced here for the first time in Italian literature on elderly population with regards to the logistic map, the discrete-time version of the equation of Verhulst, and in consideration of the consistency of the elderly of Sicily from 1982 to 2001.

Rita Cavallaro, Invecchiamento e non-linearità in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 86/2008, pp 29-60, DOI: