Little research attention has been given to examining inequalities in the health of elderly women and men, in spite of their high use of health services and the importance of health to maintaining independence in later life.
This paper uses data from the British General Household Survey to analyse the variation in health of elderly women and men by class and material circumstances.
Two measures of health are used; self-assessed health and functional disability.
Elderly women assess their own health less positively than men, and are seriously disadvantaged compared to men in terms of functional disability.
Mots-clés Pascal : Inégalité, Capacité fonctionnelle, Sexe, Santé, Autoperception, Autonomie, Vieillard, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe, Classe sociale, Statut socioéconomique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Inequality, Functional capacity, Sex, Health, Self perception, Autonomy, Elderly, Human, United Kingdom, Europe, Social class, Socioeconomic status
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