John E. Knodel photo

Impact of population change on well-being of elderly in Thailand

Publication Abstract

PDF Knodel, John E., Napaporn Chayovan, and Vipan Prachuabmoh. 2011. "Impact of population change on well-being of elderly in Thailand." In Impact of Demographic Change in Thailand, edited by Gavin Jones and Wassana Im-em. UNFPA Thailand.

Among the most prominent features of Thailand’s population in recent decades is the rapid growth in the numbers of older persons and their increasing share of the population. Using national survey data, this chapter examines trends in the likely determinants of well-being among elderly Thais, discussing the roles of material well-being; family size; residential dispersion of adult children; living arrangements; age, gender, and education; marital, health, and work status; and formal support. It then discusses the implications of shifts in resources for old-age support in Thailand, including individual, family, community, and government resources.

Country of focus: Thailand.

Wellbeing of Older Persons in Southeast Asia (Bibliography)

Browse | Search | Books | Next

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Shaefer comments on the Cares Act impact in negating hardship during COVID-19 pandemic

Heller comments on lasting safety benefit of youth employment programs

More News

Highlights

Dean Yang's Combatting COVID-19 in Mozambique study releases Round 1 summary report

Help Establish Standard Data Collection Protocols for COVID-19 Research

More Highlights


Connect with PSC follow PSC on Twitter Like PSC on Facebook