Spouses' Subjective Socioeconomic Status as a Predictor of Older Adults' Mental Health
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AbstractSubjective status, defined as an individual’s perception of socioeconomic standing, was found to be a robust predictor of older adults’ physical health (Nobles, Weintraub, & Adler, 2013), caregiving burnout (Ayalon, 2008), and cognitive functioning (Zavala, 2014). However, it is still unclear how the subjective socioeconomic status (SES) of spouses affects individuals’ mental health and cognition. We investigated 512 pairs of older couples aged 65 to 91 across four years. After controlling for gender, age, education, and objective SES, we found a positive effect of spouse’s social ladder in the community on individuals’ depression across four years, such that...
Acceptance Date16/11/2016
All Author(s) ListFan Zhang, Helene Fung, Timothy Kwok
Name of Conference2016 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
Start Date of Conference16/11/2016
End Date of Conference20/11/2016
Place of ConferenceNew Orleans, Louisana
Country/Region of ConferenceUnited States of America
Proceedings TitleGerontologist
Volume Number56
Issue NumberSuppl_3
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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