Quotation Abalos, Jeofrey, Weber, Daniela, Booth, Healther, Goujon, Anne, Steiber, Nadia, Cruz, Grace T. 2020. Is children’s education associated with parental health? Evidence from the Philippines.




This study examines the association between children’s education and parental health using data from the 2007 Philippine Study on Ageing. It employs a broad, more comprehensive, definition of health to capture the different health dimensions. By employing multiple indicators of health, this study is able to examine whether the influence of children's education is consistent across different health indicators. It also investigates whether parental behavior and receipt of support from children serve as pathways that mediate the relationship between children’s education and parental health. Findings show that older women whose children completed tertiary education have lower odds of reporting IADL or ADL difficulty compared with their counterparts whose children attained below tertiary education. These findings contribute to the growing evidence that education is not only an individual resource; rather it could be a household or family resource that could benefit other family members.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Is children’s education associated with parental health? Evidence from the Philippines
Year 2020
URL http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/id/eprint/16830/


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Weber, Daniela (Details)
Goujon, Anne (Former researcher)
Steiber, Nadia (Former researcher)
Abalos, Jeofrey (Asia Research Institute in National University of Singapore, Singapore)
Booth, Healther (Australian National University, Australia)
Cruz, Grace T. (University of the Philippines, Philippines)
Health Economics and Policy Group AB (Details)
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