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Analysis of the Association between Disability and Life Expectancy

  • Journal of Insurance and Finance
  • 2011, 22(4), pp.73-108
  • Publisher : Korea Insurance Research Institute
  • Research Area : Social Science > Business Management

Woo, Haebong 1

1국민연금관리공단

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ABSTRACT

This study explores the association between disability and life expectancy in Korea. In particular, using multi-state life-table models, this study estimates total, healthy, and unhealthy life expectancies to simultaneously examine the quality of life as well as the length of life. Overall the results indicate that, in addition to their shorter life spans, the disabled show a higher proportion of unhealthy state in their lives. This study also finds that differences between the disabled and non-disabled are greater in healthy life expectancy than in total life expectancy, in particular for younger aged groups. Finally, compared to total and healthy life expectancies, the results do not show significant differences in unhealthy life expectancy in general.

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