Older adults and financial bequests

Citation
Ma. Goetting et al., Older adults and financial bequests, INT J AGING, 50(3), 2000, pp. 227-244
Citations number
34
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGING & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
ISSN journal
0091-4150 → ACNP
Volume
50
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
227 - 244
Database
ISI
SICI code
0091-4150(2000)50:3<227:OAAFB>2.0.ZU;2-Y
Abstract
Using data from Aging and Health Dynamics (AHEAD), this research investigat ed a model predicting an older adult's assessment regarding the chances (fr om 0 to 100) of leaving a financial bequest. Structural equation modeling a nalyses revealed three significant predictors of a high assessment (i.e., o lder age, high sense of control, and high socioeconomic status) and three p redictors of a low assessment (i.e., race, physical health problems, and as sessment of the chances of medical expenses depleting savings). Whites had higher financial bequests assessments than non-Whites. Physical health prob lems and the depleting savings assessment exerted negative effects on the f inancial bequest assessment. Marital status and negative psychological func tioning exerted indirect effects through sense of control and through the d epleting savings assessment.