When I'm 104: The Determinants Of Healthy Longevity among the Oldest-Old in China
AbstractThis study uses the China Healthy Longevity Survey of Oldest-Old to investigate the health status of the oldest-old in China. We found that the different measures of health collected in the survey were only moderately related. That is, there is not a single construct called "health". We found that work history was modestly related to some measures of health. We also found that childhood health and socioeconomic status were correlated with health even at advanced ages. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine this connection in developing countries and at such advanced ages.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, College of William and Mary in its series Working Papers with number 34.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 15 Jul 2006
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Aging; oldest-old; longevity;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
- I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2006-08-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-CNA-2006-08-12 (China)
- NEP-HEA-2006-08-12 (Health Economics)
- NEP-TRA-2006-08-12 (Transition Economics)
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