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期刊名称: Journal of Population Ageing
Volume:11    Issue:3        Page:217-238
ISSN:1874-7884

Migration and the Multi-Dimensional Well-Being of Elderly Persons in Georgia期刊论文

作者: Waidler Jennifer Vanore Michaella Gassmann Franziska Siegel Melissa
DOI:10.1007/s12062-017-9176-4

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页码: 217-238
出版者: Springer Netherlands
期刊名称: Journal of Population Ageing
ISSN: 1874-7884
卷期: Volume:11    Issue:3
语言: English
摘要: High rates of migration coupled with low formal social protection provisions may place many members of the elderly Georgian population in precarious living conditions that promote vulnerability and limit well-being achievement. This potential connection has been poorly explored in past literature, however, suggesting a need to better assess how the migration of an adult child may influence the multidimensional well-being of the elderly in Georgia. Using a novel dataset comprising 2202 elderly individuals across all regions of Georgia (excepting the territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia), this paper proposes a multidimensional well-being index that has been specifically designed to encompass the unique resources and constraints faced by elderly individuals in different age cohorts. Following the construction of a multidimensional well-being index—comprised of domains including physical health and independence, housing well-being, social well-being, and emotional well-being—the outcomes of elderly individuals are compared by age and the presence/absence of adult children due to migration. Findings suggest that the migration status of an elderly person’s adult children is related to the attainment of well-being. Elderly individuals with a migrant child are more likely to attain well-being in physical health as well as in the overall multidimensional well-being index.
相关主题: Social Sciences, Demography, Geriatrics/Gerontology, Migration, Multi-dimensional well-being, Aging, Georgia, Sociology, general, Medicine/Public Health, general, Elderly,

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