Trajectories of Community-Based Service Use: The Importance of Poverty and Living Arrangements.

Academic Article


  • This study examined how older adults' living arrangements and poverty status affected their use of in-home health, functional, and out-of-home services over time. Using eight waves of data from the Korea Welfare Panel Study, we employed a logistic mixed-effect model to analyze how poverty and living arrangements affect community-based service use. Living-alone older adults and elder-only couples were more likely than co-residing households to use services. Elder-only couples, when poor, were more likely to use in-home and out-of-home services over time. Understanding predictors of community-based service use over time enables researchers and policymakers to better understand the process of aging-in-place.
  • Authors

  • Park, Sojung
  • Kim, BoRin
  • Kwon, Eunsun
  • Lee, Hyunjoo
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • July 2017
  • Published In


  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Community Health Services
  • Community-based service
  • Employment
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Male
  • Odds Ratio
  • Poverty
  • Republic of Korea
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Social Support
  • living arrangement
  • poverty
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 28489489
  • Start Page

  • 355
  • End Page

  • 376
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 5