Transitions into residential care in later life: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2009
Evandrou, Maria, Falkingham, Jane, Maslovskaya, Olga and Vlachantoni, Athina (2011) Transitions into residential care in later life: evidence from the British Household Panel Survey, 1991-2009. In, British Society of Population Studies, York, GB, 07 - 09 Sep 2011.
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The UK's population is ageing. In 2001, people aged 65 and over constituted 16% of the total UK population; by 2031 this figureis projected to rise to 22% (ONS 2008). The majority of social care provided in later life is by family, particularly co-residential kin. The dynamics of living arrangements in later life are a crucial determinant of the level and nature of informal support an older person can expect to receive in the future. Living arrangements also affect the probability of receiving formal support, with those living alone being more likely to receive services, and a change in living arrangements may be associated with a subsequent move into residential care. This paper is part of a broader EPSRC-funded project on the Care Life Cycle, which explores the demand for and supply of social care in the UK. The paper aims to shed light on the dynamics of living arrangements in later life in the UK, with a particular focus on the patterns and determinants of transitions into residential care. This research extends and updates previous analysis by Evandrou et al. (2001) and uses 18 waves of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) (1991-2009). Multi-variate analysis investigates changes in living arrangements among people aged 65 and over, and explores how events such as widowhood and episodes of ill health are related to the probability of entering residential care. The results will highlight areas for further research and will inform the policy debate regarding long term care in the UK
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Ageing / Gerontology
|Date Deposited:||26 Oct 2011 12:58|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:37|
|Contributors:||Evandrou, Maria (Author)
Falkingham, Jane (Author)
Maslovskaya, Olga (Author)
Vlachantoni, Athina (Author)
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