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Women living alone in later life: A multicountry comparative analysis
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 25, no 7, article id e2269Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper compares the determinants of living alone among elderly women in six countries (Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Brazil, Spain, and Sweden) with very different family systems, policy contexts, levels of development, and socio-economic characteristics. Different factors behind the residential choices of elderly women are estimated by means of logistic regression. Decomposition models are used to assess the extent to which observed differences between countries correspond to specific population compositions or to other factors. Although the importance of all independent variables for living alone is shown to be strong and statistically significant, persistent intercountry disparities in behaviour linked to levels of familism and development remain. Population composition explains only a small part of the observed differences in living alone. Economic development provides an important underlying explanation for the incidence of living alone among women, but many specific differences can also be explained by societal characteristics such as family systems and available policy options.

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2019. Vol. 25, no 7, article id e2269
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development, family systems, living alone, management of aging
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Sociology Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-171663DOI: 10.1002/psp.2269ISI: 000476292300001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-171663DiVA, id: diva2:1344636
Available from: 2019-08-21 Created: 2019-08-21 Last updated: 2019-12-08Bibliographically approved

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