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Does Receiving Informal Care Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Evidence From China Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. / Wang, Yixiao; Yang, Wei.

In: RESEARCH ON AGING, 2021.

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Wang, Y & Yang, W 2021, 'Does Receiving Informal Care Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Evidence From China Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey', RESEARCH ON AGING. https://doi.org/10.1177/01640275211052834

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Wang, Y., & Yang, W. (Accepted/In press). Does Receiving Informal Care Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Evidence From China Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. RESEARCH ON AGING. https://doi.org/10.1177/01640275211052834

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Wang Y, Yang W. Does Receiving Informal Care Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Evidence From China Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. RESEARCH ON AGING. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/01640275211052834

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Wang, Yixiao ; Yang, Wei. / Does Receiving Informal Care Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Evidence From China Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey. In: RESEARCH ON AGING. 2021.

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abstract = "Population aging has become a global challenge. Drawing data from Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity Survey 2008, 2011, and 2014, this study examines the effect of informal care receipt on functional limitations and depressive symptoms among older people in China using lagged fixed effects model. Our findings suggest that receiving informal care is significantly associated with a slower functional decline. We also find that this effect varies across different income groups. The protective effect of informal care is more pronounced among older people with higher income compared to those with lower income. We do not observe any significant associations between receiving informal care and depressive symptoms of older people. This study highlights a pressing need for the Chinese government to establish a comprehensive long-term care system.",
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