Determinants of Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction Among Filipino Older Persons

Grace Cruz , University of the Philippines
Christian Joy P. Cruz, University of the Philippines
Mark Ryan Paguirigan

The study aims to determine the gender differences in life satisfaction among Filipino older people and assess the possible impact of their socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and functional health status. The study employs two national data sets on older Filipinos namely, the 2007 Philippine Study on Aging (PSOA) and the 2018 Longitudinal Study on Aging and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP). Employing multinomial logistic regression and multiple classification analysis to determine the factors affecting self-assess life satisfaction in old age, findings using the 2007 PSOA indicate similar significant predictor variables of life satisfaction for both males and females. Significant determinants include access to health care, place of residence and functional health status. Age, socioeconomic status, education, living arrangement and marital status do not show significant influence to the life satisfaction of Filipino older persons.

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 Presented in Session 6. Health & Mortality & Aging