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Authordc.contributor.authorRueda Salazar, Sarahí
Authordc.contributor.authorSpijker, Jeroen
Authordc.contributor.authorDevolder, Daniel
Authordc.contributor.authorAlbala Brevis, Cecilia Hortensia
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationPLoS ONE 16(3): e0248179es_ES
Abstractdc.description.abstractWe study the health trajectories of the population aged over 60, comparing between one European and two Latin American countries (Spain, Chile and Costa Rica) which have similar longevity patterns. Our focus is on functional limitation and mortality risks, considering differences by gender, education and social participation. Data come from national panel surveys (EPS, CRELES, SHARE). Multistate modelling is used to estimate transition probabilities between two health states: healthy to unhealthy, unhealthy to healthy as well as the transition to death from healthy or unhealthy states, to estimate the duration of stay in a specific state (computing healthy and unhealthy life expectancies) and the effect of the selected covariates. Results show that older Costa Ricans have the smallest gender gap in life expectancy but women have a lower healthy life expectancy compared to those in Chile and Spain. Participation in social activities leads to higher healthy life expectancy among the elderly in Costa Rica and Spain, whilst there were no relevant educational differences observed in longevity in the analysed countries. To conclude: despite the different patterns observed in health transitions and survival across the three countries, social participation is associated with greater health and longevity among people of old age, with little effect coming from educational attainment. Public policies should therefore be aimed at reducing unhealthy life years and dependency at advanced ages by promoting more engagement in social activities, especially among vulnerable groups who are more likely to experience impairment from a younger age.es_ES
Patrocinadordc.description.sponsorshipSpanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities under the FPI programme CSO-2014-60113-R Spanish Government RYC-2013-14851 R&D project "Will future elderly have any relative available to care for them? A study based on a mixed micro-simulation/ABM model CSO2017-89721-R European Research Council (ERC) European Commission ERC-2019-CoG-864616es_ES
Publisherdc.publisherPublic Library Sciencees_ES
Type of licensedc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
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Sourcedc.sourcePLoS ONEes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectLatin Americaes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectGender differenceses_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectFunctional disabilityes_ES
Keywordsdc.subjectElderly peoplees_ES
Títulodc.titleThe contribution of social participation to differences in life expectancy and healthy years among the older population: a comparison between Chile, Costa Rica and Spaines_ES
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