Trend of Poverty among Elderly: Evidence from Household Income Surveys

Mohd, Saidatulakmal and Senadjki, Abdelhak and Mansor, Norma (2018) Trend of Poverty among Elderly: Evidence from Household Income Surveys. Journal of Poverty, 22 (2). pp. 89-107. ISSN 1087-5549, DOI

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Elderly poverty is a major concern because of the changing in demographic pattern and the fact that elderly people have limited capacity and capability to prolonged employment. This article investigates poverty incidence among people who are elderly and nonelderly in Malaysia and analyzes the factors influencing elderly poverty. This article uses household income surveys of 2009 and 2012. Data indicates that poverty incidence among elderly heads of households is relatively low. Elderly poverty is high among elderly’s female head of household, other marital status, rural area, no or informal education, live alone, not working and in states whose main economic activity is agriculture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic well-being; elderly poverty; quantitative data
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 15 May 2019 07:21
Last Modified: 15 May 2019 07:21

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