A Study on the Predictive Variables of Divorce and Differences in the Quality Of Life According To the Matter of Divorce in Old Age

    Boo-Hwan Ahn ,Yun-Jeong Kim
    Keywords: Divorce in old Age, quality of life after divorce, predictive variables of divorce, Korea Welfare Panel Data, differences in the quality of life from married elderly ,

    Abstract

    Abstract
    This study aimed to understand the effects of divorce on the quality of life of the elderly. The objectives
    are first, this study analyzed differences in the quality of life between divorced elderly and married elderly,
    and second, with it understood differences in lives between divorced elderly and married elderly, by
    analyzing the predictive variables of the matter of divorce. The data used in the study were from the 14th
    year data of Korea Welfare Panel 2019, with a total of 3,572 elderly people (286 divorced and 3,286
    married) aged 60 and above. The quality of life of the divorced elderlies was lower than the one of the
    married elderlies. In other words, the divorced elderlies smoked more, had lower self-esteem, and showed
    the lower household income and lower satisfaction with family income than the married elderly. As their
    registration rate of public pension was also lower, the life of old age in the future is predicted to be
    unstable. Also, the divorced elderly showed the lower satisfaction with family life, lower satisfaction with
    children, and lower satisfaction with social acquaintance relationship than the married elderly. And,
    according to the logistic regression analysis, the satisfaction with children showed the biggest influence
    as a predictive variable of the matter of divorce.

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