Generational and socio-economic components of disability among the elderly population in Spain

Antonio D. Cámara, Pilar Zueras, Amand Blanes, Sergi Trias-Llimós

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Abstract

This paper analyzes two possible determinants of disability, birth cohort and socioeconomic status, among Spanish elderly aged 65-89 living independently. We use microdata from the Spanish Health Interview Survey, particularly the self-reported ability to perform daily activities, to construct a continuous measure of disability. Multivariate linear regression models are applied separately for men and women controlling for the following variables: age, birth cohort, educational attainment and self-reported height. Results: indicate stability in disability levels across successive generations as well as the existence of a socioeconomic dimension of disability especially among women and within ages 70-79.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-44
JournalRevista Espanola de Investigaciones Sociologicas
Volume151
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Cohort analysis
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Health surveys
  • Population ageing
  • Socio-economic status

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