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Intergenerational support and subjective health of older people in rural China: a gender-based longitudinal study.
Australas J Ageing. 2009 Jun; 28(2):81-6.AJ

Abstract

AIM

To examine gender differences in the effect of intergenerational exchanges on subjective health of Chinese rural elderly.

METHODS

Using the data from three waves of the survey 'Well-being of Elderly in Anhui Province, China' conducted in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively, this study uses random effect logit models for men and women separately.

RESULTS

While an increase in instrumental support from children to older people is associated with deterioration in the subjective health of older men, financial support from older people to children is associated with improvement in the formers' subjective health. Although an increase in instrumental support from older people to children, and mutual emotional support is associated with improved subjective health of older women, financial support from children to older women has a negative effect on the latter's subjective health.

CONCLUSIONS

Reciprocal intergenerational transfers contribute to improvement in subjective health of older people, while increased support through demand-based transfers appears to result in deterioration of their health.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute for Population and Development Studies, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19566802

Citation

Li, Shuzhuo, et al. "Intergenerational Support and Subjective Health of Older People in Rural China: a Gender-based Longitudinal Study." Australasian Journal On Ageing, vol. 28, no. 2, 2009, pp. 81-6.
Li S, Song L, Feldman MW. Intergenerational support and subjective health of older people in rural China: a gender-based longitudinal study. Australas J Ageing. 2009;28(2):81-6.
Li, S., Song, L., & Feldman, M. W. (2009). Intergenerational support and subjective health of older people in rural China: a gender-based longitudinal study. Australasian Journal On Ageing, 28(2), 81-6. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00364.x
Li S, Song L, Feldman MW. Intergenerational Support and Subjective Health of Older People in Rural China: a Gender-based Longitudinal Study. Australas J Ageing. 2009;28(2):81-6. PubMed PMID: 19566802.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intergenerational support and subjective health of older people in rural China: a gender-based longitudinal study. AU - Li,Shuzhuo, AU - Song,Lu, AU - Feldman,Marcus W, PY - 2009/7/2/entrez PY - 2009/7/2/pubmed PY - 2009/9/19/medline SP - 81 EP - 6 JF - Australasian journal on ageing JO - Australas J Ageing VL - 28 IS - 2 N2 - AIM: To examine gender differences in the effect of intergenerational exchanges on subjective health of Chinese rural elderly. METHODS: Using the data from three waves of the survey 'Well-being of Elderly in Anhui Province, China' conducted in 2001, 2003 and 2006, respectively, this study uses random effect logit models for men and women separately. RESULTS: While an increase in instrumental support from children to older people is associated with deterioration in the subjective health of older men, financial support from older people to children is associated with improvement in the formers' subjective health. Although an increase in instrumental support from older people to children, and mutual emotional support is associated with improved subjective health of older women, financial support from children to older women has a negative effect on the latter's subjective health. CONCLUSIONS: Reciprocal intergenerational transfers contribute to improvement in subjective health of older people, while increased support through demand-based transfers appears to result in deterioration of their health. SN - 1741-6612 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19566802/Intergenerational_support_and_subjective_health_of_older_people_in_rural_China:_a_gender_based_longitudinal_study_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00364.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -