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dc.contributor.authorUtomo, A
dc.contributor.authorMcdonald, P
dc.contributor.authorUtomo, I
dc.contributor.authorCahyadi, N
dc.contributor.authorSparrow, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-10T05:13:15Z
dc.date.available2020-12-10T05:13:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-01
dc.identifierpii: S0277-9536(18)30244-2
dc.identifier.citationUtomo, A., Mcdonald, P., Utomo, I., Cahyadi, N. & Sparrow, R. (2019). Social engagement and the elderly in rural Indonesia. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 229, pp.22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.009.
dc.identifier.issn0277-9536
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253852
dc.description.abstractRural areas in Indonesia are older relative to urban areas. This paper questions how levels of social engagement vary across among the elderly in rural Indonesia. A sample of 2750 respondents aged 60 and over was drawn from 10 purposely-selected relatively "old" villages. Our three measures of social engagement are: participation in income-generating activities, in communal activities, and in care work. While there are notable village-level differences in patterns of social engagement, the majority of our respondents are actively engaged in productive activities in their old age until they can no longer be so. A negative educational gradient in the likelihood of work participation suggests that needs for income security is a driver of the elderly's work participation. The notion of promoting active ageing, as typically understood in the Western and/or urban contexts, is of secondary importance to health care provision and managing old-age disability in these ageing rural communities.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
dc.titleSocial engagement and the elderly in rural Indonesia
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.009
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Geography
melbourne.source.titleSocial Science and Medicine
melbourne.source.volume229
melbourne.source.pages22-31
melbourne.elementsid1328791
melbourne.contributor.authorMcDonald, Peter
melbourne.contributor.authorUtomo, Ariane
dc.identifier.eissn1873-5347
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidUNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, CE1101029
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