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Health status and social and demographic determinants of living arrangements among the Korean elderly

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  • Health status and social and demographic determinants of living arrangements among the Korean elderly
  • Eu, Hong Sook
  • Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)


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Title Health status and social and demographic determinants of living arrangements among the Korean elderly
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Eu, Hong Sook

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Population and Development Studies Center)

Date 1992-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korea Journal of Population and Development:vol. 21(no. 2)
Pages 27
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Subject Social Development < Health
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

This study explores a critical issue related to aging -living arrangements of the elderly and the factors that influence these arrangements. The study uses the 1984 Korean Elderly Survey and findings from previous studies on living arrangements, and draws on cultural factors and particular situations in Korea. Hypotheses are tested using logit analyses. Results indicate that living arrangements of the Korean elderly reflect gender-role differences in caregiving and performance of household activities, primary caregiving or support relations in old age, and family life cycle stage. Being married is far more advantageous for men than women at old ages, since the wife continues to take care of the husband and household work. Severe disability of the wife seriously limits the couples' ability for independent living, while disability of the husband imposes a less imminent need for coresidence as long as the wife can take care of him and there are no other serious difficulties facing the couple. (The rest omitted)