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Analysis on the Factors Influencing Elderly's Successful Aging: Group Comparison by Household Types

노인의 성공적 노후 영향요인 분석 : 가구유형별 집단비교

Chang, Cin-Jae
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  • Received : 2018.10.10
  • Accepted : 2019.01.20
  • Published : 2019.01.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study are the following two: first, to identify success level of elderly's Aging by their household types and second, to analyze the factors affecting successful aging. The results of this study are expected to be used as basic data for policy and program development for the successful life of the elderly. For this purpose, 699 single household, 1,412 couple household and 238 couple/child household data in personal survey and supplementary survey of the 4th Korean Retirement and Income Study. According to the analysis, the level of successful later life of single household is lower than that of couple or couple/children household. Multiple regression analysis was conducted to identify the factors affecting successful aging in single household. The results showed that economic activity, economic independence, housework, neighborhood affairs, family relations, and parent-child relationship were statistically significant. Economic independence, physical health, friendship, and parent-child relationship were found to affect in couple household. Physical health and friendship were found to be significant factors for successful aging in couple/child household.

Keywords

Elderly;Successful Aging;Factors;Household Type;Single-Person Household