Status of the elderly: economic and familial antecedents

Journal of Marriage and the Family Published In Pages: 267-275
By Lee, Gary R.


This article investigates how status of the elderly is affected by economic type, family organization, inheritance of real property, and unilocal residence patterns. Multivariate analysis ultimately suggests that agricultural economy, patrilocal residence, and fully extended family systems are significant predictors of higher status of the elderly. No major gender differences were discovered.

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