The Effect of Survivors’ Benefits on Poverty and Health Status of Widowed Women: A Turkish Case Study

Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, 6(3), 232-250, 2016

22 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2019

See all articles by Oznur Ozdamar

Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Eleftherios Giovanis

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business; Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Date Written: September 30, 2016

Abstract

This study examines the effects of survivor benefits on widowed women’s’ health status and wealth using the Income and Living Conditions Survey (ILCS) in Turkey during the period 2006-2012. A structural Equation Modelling (SEM) is applied, where the causal assumptions from survivor benefits on health and wealth are tested. The results show that those who claim the survivor benefits report a higher health status level by 0.11 units the scale from 1 to 5 than widowed mothers that do not receive the benefits. Examining the sample of those who receive the survivor benefits, a 1 per cent increase in the survivor benefits results to a 2 per cent reduction in poverty.

Keywords: Health status, Poverty, Structural equation modeling, Survivor benefits, Widowed mothers

JEL Classification: C3, I38

Suggested Citation

Ozdamar, Oznur and Giovanis, Eleftherios, The Effect of Survivors’ Benefits on Poverty and Health Status of Widowed Women: A Turkish Case Study (September 30, 2016). Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research, 6(3), 232-250, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3411586

Oznur Ozdamar

Aydın Adnan Menderes University ( email )

Eleftherios Giovanis (Contact Author)

Manchester Metropolitan University-Business School, Department of Economics, Policy and International Business ( email )

Business School
All Saints Campus
Manchester, M15 6BH
United Kingdom

Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Nazilli Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences ( email )

Nazilli IIBF
Sumer Kampusu
Aydin, Nazilli 09800
Turkey

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Downloads
8
Abstract Views
90
PlumX Metrics