Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Frey's Scenario F simulation mentioned in account of the Democratic Party's tribulations

U-M Poverty Solutions funds nine projects

Dynarski says NY's Excelsior Scholarship Program could crowd out low-income and minority students

More News

Highlights

Workshops on EndNote, NIH reporting, and publication altmetrics, Jan 26 through Feb 7, ISR

2017 PAA Annual Meeting, April 27-29, Chicago

NIH funding opportunity: Etiology of Health Disparities and Health Advantages among Immigrant Populations (R01 and R21), open Jan 2017

Russell Sage 2017 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, June 18-July 1. Application deadline Feb 17.

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at noon:
Decline of cash assistance and child well-being, Luke Shaefer

John E. Knodel photo

Gender and Ageing in Thailand: A Situation Analysis of Older Women and Men

Publication Abstract

Download PDF versionKnodel, John E., and Napaporn Chayovan. 2008. "Gender and Ageing in Thailand: A Situation Analysis of Older Women and Men." PSC Research Report No. 08-664. 12 2008.

Gender equity and population aging are two very prominent issues in discussions related to social and economic development. Assessments of the interaction of gender and aging need to move beyond assumptions of universal disadvantage among older women and explore the experiences of both older men and women in specific social and temporal contexts. The present study contributes to such an approach by comparing the situations of older women and men in contemporary Thailand. We draw heavily on the most recent representative national survey of older persons conducted in 2007 by the National Statistical Office. Thus although there have been several previous studies of gender and aging in Thailand, our study brings the situation up to date and where appropriate, calls attention to changes that may have taken place. In conformity with the conventional definition used in most studies of aging and older people in Thailand (and developing countries generally), we define the older population as those persons aged 60 and more years.

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next