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Depression in aging population: Social and economic determinants

Author: Bc. Kristýna Šafářová
Year: 2020 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Jana Votápková Ph.D.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 61
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Abstract: Depression among aging population is a common phenomenon. This thesis studies potential socioeconomic and health-related factors as determinants of depression. We analyse a cross-sectional dataset of European residents aged 50+, provided by the SHARE project. Hypotheses regarding the factors are formulated based on existing literature. A logistic regression is applied and a number of robustness checks is carried out. A significant positive relationship is found between depression and factors associated with poor physical health and financial difficulties. The odds of depression incidence increase substantially for women both in the Czech Republic and Europe. Stratified analysis points that being employed reduces the chance of developing depression among the Europeans aged 50–64, while it increases the chance significantly for the Czechs aged 65+


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