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Title: SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT OF THE ELDERLY IN CHINA
Authors: YANG YI
Keywords: social exclusion, cognitive impairment, ageing, rural-urban divide, gender, China
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2016
Citation: YANG YI (2016-01-21). SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT OF THE ELDERLY IN CHINA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: My thesis aims to examine the extent to which social exclusion (SE) is related to cognitive impairment (CI) of elderly Chinese based on the Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. Social exclusion is conceptualized as a multidimensional construct including financial deprivation, social isolation, and lacking of access to basic social rights (retirement benefits and adequate medical services). Cognitive impairment is measured by the Chinese version of Mini-mental State Examination. I conduct Heckman Selection Model and Fixed Effects Model in this study. I find that SE is positively associated with CI. Severer degree of SE is associated with higher risk of onset of CI. Low income, lack of participation in social activity, nobody to seek support from, and no access to certain basic social rights are the risk factors that cause CI in late life for older Chinese. Rural females are the most vulnerable group in exposing to SE and CI.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/125229
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