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These results are consistent with the hypothesis that the compression of morbidity occurred throughout the entire 20th century.
The reduction of mortality in early years and the compression of morbidity at the end of life have produced a new generation of vigorous, often bubbling, elders who plan and do much late in life.
During the past few decades, social gerontologists have debated the compression of morbidity thesis (Quadagno, 2002).
The first scenario to be considered takes its point of departure from recent debates about the so-called compression of morbidity or postponement of sickness in later life.
That idea came to be known as "the compression of morbidity theory.