Pensions and the health of older people in South Africa: Is there an effect?

Lloyd-Sherlock, Peter and Agrawal, Sutapa (2014) Pensions and the health of older people in South Africa: Is there an effect? Journal of Development Studies, 50 (11). pp. 1570-1586. ISSN 1743-9140

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Abstract

This paper critically reviews evidence from low and middle income countries that pensions are associated with better health outcomes for older people. It draws on new, nationally representative survey data from South Africa to provide a systematic analysis of pension effects on health and quality of life. It reports significant associations with the frequency of health service utilisation, as well as with awareness and treatment of hypertension. There is, however, no association with actual control of hypertension, self-reported health or quality of life. The paper calls for a more balanced and integrated approach to social protection for older people.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 14:14
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 23:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50218
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2014.936399

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