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Ageing and Health in The Philippines

Ageing and Health in The Philippines
9 December 2019
ERIA, Demographic Research and Development Foundation
Grace T. Cruz, Christian Joy P. Cruz, Yasuhiko Saito
health, healthcare, ageing in Asia, ageing society, ageing, Philippines

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The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in the Philippines with information coming from older Filipinos, their caregivers, and adult children. The 2018 baseline data provides comprehensive information on the health, economic status, and overall well-being of a nationally representative sample of older Filipinos aged 60 and older. These data will be a valuable resource for the crafting of evidence-based policies and programmes for this sector of the population.

LSAHP is designed to (1) investigate the health status and well-being, as well as their correlates, of Filipinos aged 60 years and over; and (2) assess the determinants of health status and transitions in health status and overall well-being. The study is part of a comparative study of the Philippines and Viet Nam. LSAHP is funded by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia and implemented by the Demographic Research and Development Foundation, Inc.

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Ageing and Health in the Philippines


Title Page

Foreword and Messages



List of Tables , Figures, and Acronyms

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Background

Chapter 2. The 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Phillipines

Chapter 3. Filipino Older Persons

Chapter 4. Health Status

Chapter 5. Functional Health

Chapter 6. Healthcare and Healthcare Utilisation

Chapter 7. Economic Well-being

Chapter 8. Generativity, Attitudes, and Beliefs

Chapter 9. Activities, Social Isolation, and Information Technology

Chapter 10. Services for the Older Persons

Chapter 11. Family Support and Intergenerational Exchanges

Chapter 12. Caring for Older Persons

Chapter 13. Children of Older Persons

Chapter 14. Discussion, Conclusions, and Recommendations



LSHAP Baseline Data and Instructions 

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LSHAP Baseline Data

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