Proceedings of the 2018 Symposium on Health and Education (SOHE 2018)

The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Disability Trajectory of the Elderly in China

Authors
Jun Li, Hongman Wang
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Jun Li
Available Online May 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sohe-18.2018.14How to use a DOI?
Keywords
China, Socioeconomic Status, Older Adults, Disability Trajectory, Group-Based Trajectory Mode
Abstract
Using data from the Chinese Longitudinal Health Longevity Surveys of 2005, 2008 and 2011, the authors analyzed the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on disability trajectory (DT) by multivariate logistic regression and a group-based model. Analysis shows that three types of DT exist for elders: Type 1, independent; Type 2, low start, rapidly increasing in late life; and Type 3, high start, rapid development. Literate elderly and elderly with higher occupational status are more likely to be assigned to a higher level DT type. Poor economic status (ES) always aggravates the development trend of DT. When designing programs preventing disability of older adults, differences of DTs should be considered.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2018 Symposium on Health and Education (SOHE 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
May 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-536-8
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/sohe-18.2018.14How to use a DOI?
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