Retirement's Effects on Physiological and Psychological Well-being among Elderly Chinese Open Access

Zhong, Weiwei (2017)

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This paper studies the relationship between retirement and physical and mental health of old Chinese, and exams how such relationship changes between genders. Using the two longitudinal waves from China Health and Longitudinal Study and Ordinary Least Square models, we find a retirement has a significant and negative effect on physiological well-being, a significant and positive effect on physiological well-being. The effect enlarges for women's physical health and becomes small and insignificant for women's mental health. This heterogeneous effect may be the result of differences in early life factors, cognitive abilities, and power in the family.

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I. Introduction 1

II. Literature Review 3

III. Dataset & Methodology 8

IV. Results 17

V. Discussion 21

VI. Limitations 23

References 24

Appendix 27

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