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The Depressive Symptom and Poverty in Later Life: Interaction Effect between Poverty and Informal Social Relationships
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  • Journal title : Journal of Digital Convergence
  • Volume 13, Issue 12,  2015, pp.401-411
  • Publisher : The Society of Digital Policy and Management
  • DOI : 10.14400/JDC.2015.13.12.401
 Title & Authors
The Depressive Symptom and Poverty in Later Life: Interaction Effect between Poverty and Informal Social Relationships
Kim, Young-Bum; Lee, Seung-Hee;
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 Abstract
The main object of the study is to investigate the relationship between depressive symptom and poverty and to analyze the interaction effect between poverty and informal social relationship on depressive symptom. The data for the study is survey data on Life of elderly in Chuncheon Area in 2014. The sample size of the survey is 2,023 and because of missing data, the analysis contains data for 1,934 persons. The survey is conducted by the face to face interview with the questionnaire. Results of the analysis are as follows. First, the poverty shows positive relationship with depressive symptom. Second, the level of contact with children and support exchange with friends show negative relationship with depressive symptom. Third, There is interaction effect between poverty and level of contact with children on depressive symptom.
 Keywords
Poverty;Depressive symptom;Informal social relationship;Elderly;Chuncheon;
 Language
Korean
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