Transition in Living Arrangement and Life Satisfaction in Old Age

노년기 거주형태 변화와 삶의 만족도

  • Baik, Ok Mi (Dept. of Social Welfare, Kunsan National University)
  • 백옥미 (군산대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.16
  • Accepted : 2018.10.04
  • Published : 2018.11.30


This study examined the relationship between transition in living arrangement and life satisfaction outcomes among older adults in Korea. This study utilized the secondary data of 2 waves(2005-2011) of a Korean Retirement and Income Study from the National Pension Research Institute. This study categorized living arrangement transition over time into 16 categories and used generalized the estimation equation(GEE) modeling to examine the relationship between living arrangement transition group membership and life satisfaction. The results showed that transition in living arrangement in old age was partly and significantly associated with life satisfaction in later life. In particular, the best living arrangement type in older adults in terms of life satisfaction was the coresidence with spouse compared with residence alone or residence with their children. The group of residence with their children was not related to higer satisfaction. More research is needed to explore the mechanism behind older people's trajectory in transition in living arrangement.

표 1. 연구대상자의 일반적 특성 Table 1. Characteristics of the participants

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표 2. 거주형태 변화별 삶의 만족도 변화 Table 2. Changes in satisfaction of life by changes in living arrangements

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표 3. 거주형태 변화별 삶의 만족도: GEE 분석결과 Table 3. Satisfaction of life by changes in living arrangements: the results from GEE

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