Aging without Driving: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study, 1993 to 2008

TitleAging without Driving: Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study, 1993 to 2008
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChoi, M, Mezuk, B
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
KeywordsDemographics, Health Conditions and Status, Other, Women and Minorities

This study characterized older adults who do not drive (former and never drivers) and examined how this group of elders has changed over the past 15 years. Sample included community-living adults aged 70 to 85 who do not drive from the 1993 Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old Study (N = 1,979) and 2008 Health and Retirement Study (N = 1,119). Chi-square and t tests were used to assess differences between never and former drivers and between cohorts. Logistic regression was used to examine the predictors of having never driven. The driving status among older adults has improved over the past 15 years as the proportion of never drivers declined from 11 to 2 . However, nondriving has become more concentrated among ethnic minority women, and the gaps in education and net worth between former and never drivers widened over the 15 years.


ISI Document Delivery No.: 213MC Choi, Moon Mezuk, Briana Sage publications inc Thousand oaks

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Endnote Keywords

Driving/mobility/disparities/gender issues/older-adults/cessation/women/patterns

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Citation Key7854