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Measuring Health and Economic Status of Older Adults in Developing Countries

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  • James P. Smith

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Aging and health care are the emerging policy issues in the Third World. However, we currently do not have the data to address these issues because economic status and health have not been integrated into a single survey design. This article discusses the rationale for the principal features of an emerging new international survey design which includes integration of younger and older families; reliance on retrospective data; intensive measurement of economic status, health outcomes and utilization and intergenerational transfers; and the combination of a household and community survey.

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  • James P. Smith, 2004. "Measuring Health and Economic Status of Older Adults in Developing Countries," HEW 0402004, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwphe:0402004
    Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 6. The Gerontologist, Vol. 34, No. 4, August 1994, pp. 491-496.
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    1. Husain, Zakir & Ghosh, Saswata, 2010. "Is health status of elderly worsening in India:A comparison of successive rounds of National Sample Survey data," MPRA Paper 25747, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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