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dc.titleHEALTH INEQUALITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORK STRUCTURES: A COMPARISON BETWEENSINGAPORE AND SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
dc.contributor.authorKIM MIN HYE
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-31T18:00:57Z
dc.date.available2016-12-31T18:00:57Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-15
dc.identifier.citationKIM MIN HYE (2016-01-15). HEALTH INEQUALITIES AND SOCIAL NETWORK STRUCTURES: A COMPARISON BETWEENSINGAPORE AND SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134417
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the effects of social determinants on self-rated health among the near elderly aged 50 – 69 in Singapore and Seoul, South Korea. Two representative datasets from the joint research project, “A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Promoting Longevity, Healthy and Successful Ageing” by the National University of Singapore and the Korean Institute for Health and Social Affairs were utilized. The logistic regression analyses show that household income has a stronger effect on health in South Korean society than in Singapore. Furthermore, the independent effects of primary education and lower level of housing were significant only in Seoul, suggesting more pervasive inequalities of socioeconomic status on self-rated health. Regarding social network structures, the number of children, upper reachability and community involvement were important mediators of health inequalities in both countries. It is worth mentioning that education-based inequalities are more extensively mediated by social network structures in Seoul than in Singapore.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSocial determinants, health inequality, social network, mediating effect, Singapore, South Korea
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.contributor.supervisorSTRAUGHAN, PAULIN
dc.description.degreePh.D
dc.description.degreeconferredDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
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