Expectations of nursing home use in the Health and Retirement Study: the role of gender, health, and family characteristics.

TitleExpectations of nursing home use in the Health and Retirement Study: the role of gender, health, and family characteristics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsHolden, K, McBride, T, Perozek, M
JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Volume52
Issue5
PaginationS240-51
Date Published1997 Sep
ISSN Number1079-5014
KeywordsAfrican Americans, Aged, European Continental Ancestry Group, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Nursing homes, Patient Satisfaction, Retirement, Sex Characteristics
Abstract

Economic models of life cycle behavior suggest that expectations about future events may affect savings, insurance, and retirement planning. This article uses data from the first wave of the Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) to examine how personal characteristics and health conditions influence expectations of nursing home use. Subjective expectations of nursing home use are quite close to known probabilities of lifetime use. There are marked differences in the determinants of expectations for women and men that also conform to actual behavior. There is strong evidence that women and men incorporate what is known about nursing home risk into their own expectations, even many years prior to the time when they are most likely to need long-term care.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9310096
DOI10.1093/geronb/52b.5.s240
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Endnote Keywords

Nursing Homes/Family Characteristics/Gender/Health Status

Endnote ID

8094

Alternate JournalJ Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci
Citation Key6587
PubMed ID9310096