Perceived Neighbourhood Context, Disability Onset and Old Age
AbstractNational household and individual level data are used to explore perceived neighbourhood characteristics (PNC) and neighbourhood social participation (NSP) associations with later life disability onset (DO). The sample includes 3,011 older people, with 8,128 observations between 1995 and 2001. Three logistic regression models are developed. Model 1 – PNC is associated with DO (OR=1.065). Model 2 - NSP is associated with DO (OR=0.613). Model 3 - NSP does not buffer against PNCs in old age DO (OR=1.063). With growing emphasis on community care, harmful and protective neighbourhood roles must be considered when developing policy and health initiatives for old age disability.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Academic Unit of Health Economics, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences, University of Leeds in its series Working Papers with number 1105.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published in The Journal of Socio-Economics, October 2011, pages 631-636
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Disability onset; older adults; perceived neighbourhood characteristics; neighbourhood social participation.;
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- Walsh, Kieran & Gannon, Brenda, 2011. "Perceived neighbourhood context, disability onset and old age," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 40(5), pages 631-636.
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