Husain, Zakir and Ghosh, Saswata (2010): Is health status of elderly worsening in India:A comparison of successive rounds of National Sample Survey data.
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The increasing graying of India’s population raises concerns about the welfare and health status of the aged. One important source of information of health status of the elderly is the National Sample Survey Rounds on Morbidity and Health Care Expenditure. Using unit level data for 1995-96 and 2004 this paper has examined changes in reported health status of elderly in India and analyzed their relationship with living arrangements and extent of economic dependency. It appears that even after controlling for factors like caste, education, age, economic status and place of residence, there has been deterioration in self-perceived current health status of elderly. This paper argues that, although there have been changes in the economic condition and traditional living arrangements - with a decline in co-residential arrangements - this is not enough to explain the decline in reported health status and calls for a closer look at narratives of neglect being voiced in developing countries.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is health status of elderly worsening in India:A comparison of successive rounds of National Sample Survey data|
|Keywords:||economic independence; co-residence; elderly; health status; ordered logit model; India|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J14 - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C35 - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
|Depositing User:||Zakir Husain|
|Date Deposited:||19. Oct 2010 08:01|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 18:44|
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