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Article: Income inequality among older adults in Hong Kong: An analysis of change from 1981 to 2001

TitleIncome inequality among older adults in Hong Kong: An analysis of change from 1981 to 2001
Authors
KeywordsElderly
Hong Kong
Income inequality
Issue Date2005
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1
Citation
Journal Of Applied Gerontology, 2005, v. 24 n. 5, p. 388-403 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article examines the economic status and income inequality of the elderly population in Hong Kong based on data collected in population censuses. Specifically, the median income of elderly headed households in 1981, 1991, and 2001; the Gini coefficients and Lorenz curves for elderly headed and nonelderly headed households in 1981, 1991, and 2001; and the Gini coefficients and Lorenz curves for three age groups (i.e., aged 65 to 69, 70 to 74, and 75 and older) of the elderly headed households in 2001 were examined. The data show that although the economic status of elderly headed families improved substantially in the past two decades, income inequality remained at a high level during the same period of time. Findings indicate that public benefits for the aged population must be changed to be stronger in redistributive power so that income inequality in the elderly population can be improved through this measure. © 2005 The Southern Gerontological Society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82405
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.258
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.470
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dc.contributor.authorChou, KLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChow, NWSen_HK
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dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Applied Gerontology, 2005, v. 24 n. 5, p. 388-403en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0733-4648en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82405-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the economic status and income inequality of the elderly population in Hong Kong based on data collected in population censuses. Specifically, the median income of elderly headed households in 1981, 1991, and 2001; the Gini coefficients and Lorenz curves for elderly headed and nonelderly headed households in 1981, 1991, and 2001; and the Gini coefficients and Lorenz curves for three age groups (i.e., aged 65 to 69, 70 to 74, and 75 and older) of the elderly headed households in 2001 were examined. The data show that although the economic status of elderly headed families improved substantially in the past two decades, income inequality remained at a high level during the same period of time. Findings indicate that public benefits for the aged population must be changed to be stronger in redistributive power so that income inequality in the elderly population can be improved through this measure. © 2005 The Southern Gerontological Society.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=1en_HK
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dc.rightsJournal of Applied Gerontology. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectElderlyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectIncome inequalityen_HK
dc.titleIncome inequality among older adults in Hong Kong: An analysis of change from 1981 to 2001en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChou, KL: klchou@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailChow, NWS: hrnwcws@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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