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Johan Fritzell and Olle Lundberg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347589

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.001.0001

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‘What’s marital status got to do with it?’: gender inequalities in economic resources, health and functional abilities among older adults

‘What’s marital status got to do with it?’: gender inequalities in economic resources, health and functional abilities among older adults

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Nine ‘What’s marital status got to do with it?’: gender inequalities in economic resources, health and functional abilities among older adults
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Health inequalities and welfare resources
Author(s):

Carin Lennartsson

Olle Lundberg

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0009

This chapter aims to investigate whether present marital relationship and variation in lifetime resources contribute to economic and health inequalities between older men and older women. It studies how economic resources, health problems, and the functional consequences of health problems vary between men and women according to marital status. It analyses the extent to which differences in economic resources contribute to gender and marital status differences in health and functional ability.

Keywords:   marital relationship, lifetime resources, health inequalities, health problems, marital status

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