INCOME, INCOME GAP AND HEALTH OF THE ELDERLY: EVIDENCE FROM CHINA
Journal: Advanced Management Science (AMS)
Author: Fei Guan, Zelin Su
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With the rapid aging and the widening income gap, the health of the elderly related to income and the income gap is increasingly concerned in China. Based on the data of China Health and Nutrition Survey from 1997 to 2015, the paper focuses on the impact of income and income gap on the health of the elderly, providing empirical evidence for achieving healthy aging with income equity under the background of healthy China. The results show that income is the main factor affecting the health of the elderly, and the expansion of income gap is not conducive to the health of the elderly, especially in economically underdeveloped areas and rural areas.