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Aging, Depression, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disabilities in South Africa

  title={Aging, Depression, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disabilities in South Africa},
  author={Manoj Kumar Pandey and Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha},
This is the first study that offers a comprehensive analysis of depression among the old (60+ years) in South Africa, using the four waves of the South Africa National Income Dynamics Study (SA-NIDS) during 2008-2014. A state-of-art econometric methodology has been used to unravel the factors underlying depression among the old over the period 2008-2014. Our study methodologically builds upon the (sparse) extant literature on aging and depression in the following ways. (i) Available studies… 

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