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Title
Living arrangement choices of elderly singles: effects of income and disability.
First Author
Bishop, Christine E
Date of Pub
1986 Spring
Pages
65-73
Volume
7
Issue
3
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
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.
Abstract Continued
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MeSH
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
NTIS Number
PB86-217973