The quality of the place of living, social participation and well-being in older age: The evidence from HILDA

Tomaszewski, Wojtek (2011). The quality of the place of living, social participation and well-being in older age: The evidence from HILDA. In: 2011 HILDA Survey Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (1-22). 14-15 July 2011.

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Author Tomaszewski, Wojtek
Title of paper The quality of the place of living, social participation and well-being in older age: The evidence from HILDA
Conference name 2011 HILDA Survey Research Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 14-15 July 2011
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher The University of Melbourne
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780734042538
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper explores the links between the quality of the place of living, social participation and well-being in older age using data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Using nine waves of the data, random effect models are estimated to isolate the ‘net effect’ of the place of living on social participation and well being, while controlling for a number of background factors. The findings suggest a strong effects of subjective evaluations of individual housing and local area on well-being outcomes and, at the same time, a lack of similar effects in the case of more objective measures. This indicates that how older people feel about their living environment may play and important role in enabling them to fully participate in society and achieving personal well-being. At the same time, more research into objective conditions of housing and local area is needed to fully understand the links between living environment and outcomes in older age.
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Created: Fri, 07 Oct 2011, 02:59:33 EST by Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski on behalf of ISSR - Research Groups