Reference : Successful Ageing and Multidimensional Poverty: The case of Peru
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Multidisciplinary, general & others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/21081
Successful Ageing and Multidimensional Poverty: The case of Peru
English
Olivera Angulo, Javier [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Tournier, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
2016
Ageing & Society
Cambridge University Press
38
8
1690-1714
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0144-686X
1469-1779
[en] Successful ageing ; Multidimensional poverty ; Old age ; Peru ; Non contributory pensions
[en] This study investigated the determinants of Successful Ageing (SA) in a sample of 4,151 Peruvians aged between 65 and 80 years and living in poverty. A key contribution of this study is to combine the conceptual appeal of SA to measure well-being in old age with the multi-dimensional poverty counting approach developed in the economic literature. This setting allows for moving beyond the dichotomy of successful and usual ageing to take advantage of the full distribution of success along a set of dimensions of well-being. The data are drawn from the ESBAM survey, which is the baseline to evaluate the non-contributory public pension program Pension 65. Nine indicators of SA have been used to assess the dimensions of physical health, functioning, cognition, emotional health, and life satisfaction. The variables associated with a higher number of satisfied indicators were male gender, younger old age, literate, employed, low food insecurity, good nutritional status, normal blood pressure, absence of disabilities, non-smoker, empowerment, good self-esteem, absence of mental disability, and less frequent contact with a social network. From a policy perspective, the results of this study report a remarkably stable effect of three variables affecting SA that can be relatively easy to measure, monitor, and influence by public intervention. These variables are food security, nutrition quality, and self-esteem.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students ; General public ; Others
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/21081
10.1017/S0144686X15000665

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