The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Disability Trajectory of the Elderly in China
Jun Li, Hongman Wang
Available Online May 2018.
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- China, Socioeconomic Status, Older Adults, Disability Trajectory, Group-Based Trajectory Mode
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Jun Li AU - Hongman Wang PY - 2018/05 DA - 2018/05 TI - The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Disability Trajectory of the Elderly in China BT - Proceedings of the 2018 Symposium on Health and Education (SOHE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 78 EP - 87 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sohe-18.2018.14 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/sohe-18.2018.14 ID - Li2018/05 ER -