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Working Elderly in Fiji:Choice or Necessity

Seniloli, Kesaia L. and Tawake, Rupeni B. (2016) Working Elderly in Fiji:Choice or Necessity. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, Volume (2). pp. 3-28. ISSN 1728-7456

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the demographic, social and economic factors influencing the work types and patterns of the elderly in Fiji.A binary logistic model was applied to determine the magnitude of the effects of selected social and economic variables on work status of the elderly in Fiji. The results shows that among other factors, Age, Gender, Living Arrangements, Education and Health Status were most important in explaining the variation in the elderly working for wages and salary or being in self-employment. For many of the elderly in Fiji, work is a necessity rather than a choice.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Kesaia Seniloli
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 10:08
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2017 10:08
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9669
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