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Widowhood and health of elderly in India: Examining the role of economic factors using structural equation modeling

Pandey, Manoj; Jha, Abhay Kumar

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Evidence on the association between widowhood and health is widely available in the literature. However, there is a dearth of analysis on the mechanism through which widowhood affects the health status of an individual, particularly in old age, specifically whether widowhood among the elderly affects their health through their economic conditions. This paper purports to establish both the direct and indirect effects of widowhood on self-reported health status among aged Indians. We examine the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/67631
Source: International Review of Applied Economics
DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2011.587109

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