Wellbeing and living arrangements of ageing population with no coresident partner. Western Europe, 2004-2011

Pau Miret Gamundi, Pilar Zueras

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    Abstract

    © 2015 CSIC. This paper analyses the population aged 65 and over who do not live with a partner, in ten European countries participating in the four editions of the "Survey of Health, Ageing and retirement in Europe", from 2004/5 to 2010/1. Logistic regression for panel data is used to analyse the ratio between living with others and living alone (not considering institutionalised people). Controlling for age, sex, country of residence and observation wave, it shows the effect of educational level, number of children, limitations in activities of daily living and level of income. A clear regional division arises, being southern Europe the area with the lowest probability of living alone, central Europe in an intermediate position and the highest in Nordic countries. Coresidence is associated with the loss of functional autonomy, educational attainment and number of children. In contrast, a significant link with income level has not been found. Copyright:
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere017
    JournalRevista Internacional de Sociologia
    Volume73
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015

    Keywords

    • Europe
    • Family
    • Health
    • Independent dwelling
    • Living arrangements
    • Older persons

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