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Journal Articles Bulletin of Economic Research Year : 2023

Who gets injured at home? Evidence from older people in France

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The study analyses unintentional home and leisure injuries (HLIs) for the French senior population using data from the 2012 wave of the French health, health care and insurance survey. The results of our logit models reveal that health status, age, and risky attitudes are the main characteristics associated with HLIs for older people. When the severity of injuries is taken into consideration, the highest exposure to HLIs concerns the oldest seniors, aged 85 years old or older, with deteriorated health. This result is confirmed in the case of severe indoor HLIs, whereas for severe outdoor injuries, the most vulnerable individuals seem to be younger seniors, that is, 75–79 years old. Moreover, our findings suggest that HLIs, and mainly severe home HLIs, generate a short-term influence on a person's health.
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hal-03858140 , version 1 (15-03-2023)

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Liliane Bonnal, Greivis Buitrago Gámez, Pascal Favard, Cornel Oros. Who gets injured at home? Evidence from older people in France. Bulletin of Economic Research, 2023, 75 (2), pp.450-475. ⟨10.1111/boer.12366⟩. ⟨hal-03858140⟩
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