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Social engagement and the elderly in rural Indonesia

Utomo, Ariane; McDonald, Peter; Utomo, Iwu; Cahyadi, Nur; Sparrow, Robert

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Rural areas in Indonesia are older relative to urban areas. This paper questions how levels of social engagement vary across among the elderly in rural Indonesia. A sample of 2750 respondents aged 60 and over was drawn from 10 purposely-selected relatively “old” villages. Our three measures of social engagement are: participation in income-generating activities, in communal activities, and in care work. While there are notable village-level differences in patterns of social engagement, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-05-08
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/190340
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.009

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