Going Into residential care: evidence from the BHPS 1991-1998
Scott, Anne, Evandrou, Maria, Falkingham, Jane and Rake, Katherine (2001) Going Into residential care: evidence from the BHPS 1991-1998. , London School of Economics, 22pp. (ESRC SAGE Research Group Discussion Papers, (5) ).
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This paper examines rates of moving into an institution after age 65, using data from waves 1-8 of the British Household Panel Survey. The mean rate of entry is 0.95% per annum. The rates rise with age, approximately doubling every 5 years, and are strongly related to a number of indicators of health. Those living alone, or never-married, are more likely to enter institutions, while those with a professional or managerial occupation have a decreased risk. In a multivariate analysis, gender and indicators of economic resources are not significantly associated with the likelihood of institutionalisation once health and socio-demographic factors are controlled for. The rate of entry to institutions for the years 1995-8 was significantly lower than that for 1992-4.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
|Date Deposited:||19 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:47|
|Publisher:||London School of Economics|
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