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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social work & social policy
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/35463
The role of nutrition and literacy on the cognitive functioning of elderly poor individuals
English
Leist, Anja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Novella, Rafael []
Olivera, Javier mailto []
In press
Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Haworth Press
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
0895-9420
1545-0821
[en] cognitive function ; nutrition ; literacy ; non-contributory pension programs ; developing countries
[en] Maintaining cognitive function is a prerequisite of living independently, which is a highly valued component in older individuals’ wellbeing. In this paper we assess the role of early-life and later-life nutritional status, education and literacy on the cognitive functioning of older adults living in poverty in Peru. We exploit the baseline sample of the Peruvian non-contributory pension program Pension 65 and find that current nutritional status and literacy are strongly associated with cognitive functioning for poor older adults. In a context of rising popularity of non-contributory pension programs around the world, our study intends to contribute to the discussion of designing accompanying measures to the pension transfer, such as adult literacy programs and monitoring of adequate nutrition of older adults.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (IRSEI)
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/35463

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