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Ageing, health, loneliness and wellbeing

Cheng, Z, Piracha, Matloob, Tani, Massimiliano, Wang, B (2020) Ageing, health, loneliness and wellbeing. Social Indicators Research, . ISSN 0303-8300. (In press) (doi:10.1007/s11205-020-02450-4) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82180)

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Abstract

Older people experience high rates of depression and suicide, yet they make a positive net contribution to the economy through activities such as employment, volunteering, and looking after grandchildren. The wellbeing of older people is therefore important not only on moral but also economic grounds. To understand which policies will facilitate the overall wellbeing, we use Australian data to explore the determinants of wellbeing and loneliness of natives and migrants in the 65-85 age group, taking into account the extent to which social networks contribute to the wellbeing and possible reduction in loneliness. Results show that social networks have a strong positive effect on wellbeing and a strong effect in reducing loneliness among both natives and migrants. The positive effect of social networks is stronger for females than males.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11205-020-02450-4
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2020 14:37 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 12:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82180 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
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