publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2011

Gender Differences in Cognition Among Older Adults in China

Lei, Xiaoyan; Hu, Yuqing; McArdle, John J.; Smith, James P.; Zhao, Yaohui;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2011 Journal: Journal of Human Resources, volume 47, pages 951-971 (issn: 0022-166X, eissn: 1548-8004, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Abstract
In this paper, the authors model gender differences in cognitive ability in China using a new sample of middle-aged and older Chinese respondents. Modeled after the American Health and Retirement Survey (HRS), the CHARLS Pilot survey respondents are 45 years and older in two quite distinct provinces—Zhejiang a high growth industrialized province on the East Coast, and Gansu, a largely agricultural and poor Province in the West. Their measures of cognition in CHARLS relies on two measures that proxy for different dimensions of adult cognition—episodic memory and intact mental status. They relate both these childhood health measures to adult health and SES out...
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free text keywords: Management of Technology and Innovation, Strategy and Management, Economics and Econometrics, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Poverty, East Asia, Gerontology, Residence, Socioeconomic status, Economics, Young adult, Cognition, Health and Retirement Study, Demography, China, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2011

Gender Differences in Cognition Among Older Adults in China

Lei, Xiaoyan; Hu, Yuqing; McArdle, John J.; Smith, James P.; Zhao, Yaohui;