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The Effects of Socio-Economic Factors on Health of Elderly in East Java

The Effects of Socio-Economic Factors on Health of Elderly in East Java AbstractThe study examines the effect of the socio-economic factors on the health status of elderly in East Java using the Indonesian Socio-Economic Survey (SUSENAS) of 2016. The socio-economic factors consist of sex, education, working activity, relationship status with the head of household, living arrangement, economic status, and location of residence. This study uses the ordered probit analysis accommodating three ordered potential health status of elderly, including (1) elderly without health problems, (2) elderly with health problems but not severe, and (3) elderly with severe health problems. The result of the study suggests that the health of the elderly is influenced significantly by some socioeconomic factors including education, working activity, relationship status with head of household, living arrangement, and economic factors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scientific Annals of Economics and Business de Gruyter

The Effects of Socio-Economic Factors on Health of Elderly in East Java

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© 2018 Windi Wijayanti et al., published by Sciendo
eISSN
2501-3165
DOI
10.2478/saeb-2018-0011
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Abstract

AbstractThe study examines the effect of the socio-economic factors on the health status of elderly in East Java using the Indonesian Socio-Economic Survey (SUSENAS) of 2016. The socio-economic factors consist of sex, education, working activity, relationship status with the head of household, living arrangement, economic status, and location of residence. This study uses the ordered probit analysis accommodating three ordered potential health status of elderly, including (1) elderly without health problems, (2) elderly with health problems but not severe, and (3) elderly with severe health problems. The result of the study suggests that the health of the elderly is influenced significantly by some socioeconomic factors including education, working activity, relationship status with head of household, living arrangement, and economic factors.

Journal

Scientific Annals of Economics and Businessde Gruyter

Published: Jun 1, 2018

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