Living arrangement choices of elderly singles: effects of income and disability.
Bishop, Christine E
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Logit regression is used to explain living arrangement choice of elderly single individuals. The propensity to live independently
is found to increase with income and decrease with disability; an interaction effect for females suggests that income may
lessen the impact of disability on the propensity to seek shared living arrangements. Independent living is less likely for
people who are not white, foreign-born males, those with at least one adult child, and those in States with higher living
costs; and more likely for the ever-married and those in States with high per capita nursing home use. If home care services
are preferentially allocated to disabled elderly who live alone, resources may flow to higher income individuals who have
been able to maintain independent households.
Activities of Daily Living : Single Person : Aged : Choice Behavior : Data Collection : Disabled Persons : Female : Human
: Income : Male : Nursing Homes/utilization : Statistics : Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S. : United States