Κοινωνικές και οικονομικές ανισότητες μεταξύ ατόμων ηλικίας 50 ετών και άνω στην Ευρώπη.
Socio-economic inequalities among persons aged 50+ in Europe
SubjectΗλικιωμένοι -- Κοινωνικές συνθήκες -- Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση ; Ηλικιωμένοι -- Κοινωνικές συνθήκες -- Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση
The aim of this dissertation is to investigate social and economic inequalities among persons aged 50+. The analysis is based upon data from the second wave of SHARE and several European countries are included. At first, findings based on descriptive statistics are presented. Next, the effects of demographic factors (like gender, age and education level), country of residence and health conditions (physical or mental) on income and wealth are examined. To carry out the analysis, Logistic Regression Models are used. The findings indicate that women, retirees, persons of lower educational attainment (primary schooling) and those in worse health have lower income and wealth. Differences between countries are more pronounced regarding income rather than wealth. Finally, to better examine income differentials, Multinomial Logistic Regression is being applied to the data. The results of the model reconfirm the findings of logistic regression with respect to socio-demographic variables and health whereas a more detailed categorization at country level emerges.