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ERIC Number: EJ815309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
A Comparative Study of Handicap-Free Life Expectancy of China in 1987 and 2006
Lai, Dejian
Social Indicators Research, v90 n2 p257-265 Jan 2009
After the first large scale national sampling survey on handicapped persons in 1987, China conducted its second national sampling survey in 2006. Using the data from these two surveys and the national life tables, we computed and compared the expected years of life free of handicapped condition by the Sullivan method. The expected years of life lived with handicap for the Chinese population increased from 4.87 years for males and 5.81 years for females in 1987 to 5.55 years and 6.32 years in 2006, respectively. The same trend was observed for people in working ages (15-64) and old ages (65+). However, the expected years of life lived with handicap decreased for children (0-14). Our results also showed that the effect of skeletal handicap increased notably for both sexes. Healthy life expectancy is an important indicator in measuring quality of life of a population. Our study utilized this measurement to quantify one aspect of quality of life of the Chinese population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China