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Adjustments of the Elderly to Declining Health: Residential Moves and Social Support

Canadian Studies in Population

Author: Moore, E. G., McGuinness, D. L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1997

Abstract:

Using data from the 1986 & 1991 Health & Activity Limitation Survey (N = 280,000) & the Sept 1991 Survey on Aging & Independence (N = 25,000 individuals, ages 45+), it is shown that support moves constitute about 33% of all moves among the elderly in Canada, but support moves also have consequences in terms of reducing access to friends & generating lower usage of formal services. There is also some evidence that regions with slower economic growth have higher proportions of inmovers who are support movers, which is consistent with a general view that the dynamics of aging result in greater service demands in more disadvantaged areas.

Further Details

Pages: 163-187
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: North America, older
Reads: 227
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