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Measures Comparing Living Arrangements of the Elderly: An Assessment

Susan De Vos and Karen Holden
Population and Development Review
Vol. 14, No. 4 (Dec., 1988), pp. 688-704
Published by: Population Council
DOI: 10.2307/1973629
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1973629
Page Count: 17
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Abstract

The ability to evaluate differences in living arrangements across countries in terms of the relative importance of culture or socioeconomic factors depends in part on the measure used and whether it takes into account demographic conditions and cultural biases. This note discusses four measures that have been adopted for measuring the living arrangements of the elderly, and, using data from Latin America, Asia, Northwest Europe, and North America, evaluates them in terms of their usefulness in comparative studies. The authors recommend the use of a classification scheme that recognizes major life-course factors while employing few categories.

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