Lifestyles, Health, and Life Satisfaction among the Portuguese Seniors [chapter]

Aida Isabel Tavares
2020 Who Wants to Retire and Who Can Afford to Retire? [Working Title]  
This chapter focuses on the interaction between lifestyles, health, and life satisfaction of Portuguese seniors. The aim of the analysis is to find the main determinants of health and life satisfaction and to verify the importance of lifestyle variables as determinants of health and life satisfaction. We used data collected by the National Health Survey of 2014 and estimated two ordered probits. The main results show that not all lifestyle variables are meaningful in explaining selfassessed
more » ... ng selfassessed health and life satisfaction. The determinants of the health status include education and income; however, it can be assumed that overall good health, family, or close people and income contribute to life satisfaction. A general profile of the Portuguese seniors is provided; however, the results obtained here are changing as a new scenario is emerging, generation X enters old age.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.93250 fatcat:wovtgd6eebetfmh64zuk74h4di