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Mudrazija Co-authors Chapter on the Health of Older Europeans During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 10/12/2023 (CSDE Research)

CSDE Affiliate Stipica Mudrazija (Health Systems and Population Health) and co-authors recently published their chapter “Health status of older Europeans living alone: The role of living arrangements,healthcare, and social supports in the COVID-19 pandemic” in an edited collection about the well-being of older Europeans during the pandemic. The authors’ chapter explores systemic differences in the health status of older adults depending on their living arrangements and investigate how their socio-demographic and health-related characteristics may moderate the link between their living arrangements and their health. Furthermore, they focus on variables indicating that these older adults had unmet healthcare needs and the importance of these variables in shaping their health status. Another goal of this chapter is to examine whether different institutional contexts–i.e., differences between welfare regimes more broadly and the characteristics of health systems more specifically–can be related to the health status of older Europeans who were living alone during the COVID-19 crisis. Finally, they discuss the findings on the health of older Europeans living alone during the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of public healthcare policies designed to address their needs.

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