Household income and other socio-economic determinants of long-term institutional care among older adults in Finland.

@article{Nihtil2007HouseholdIA,
  title={Household income and other socio-economic determinants of long-term institutional care among older adults in Finland.},
  author={Elina K Nihtil{\"a} and Pekka Martikainen},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={299-314}
}
An analysis of longitudinal data on Finnish older adults shows that the probability of admission to long-term institutional care is inversely associated with household income: women in the lowest income quintile are 35 per cent more likely, and men in the lowest quintile 59 per cent more likely to be admitted than those in the highest quintile, independently of age, first language, and area characteristics. Controlling for other socio-demographic characteristics and medical conditions reduces… CONTINUE READING

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