Gender differences in predictors of late-life health insurance knowledge

Joy M. Jacobs-Lawson, Mitzi M. Schumacher, Alicia Webb

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For many older adults having access to affordable health care is a major concern. The present study's goal was to examine what factors were related to individuals' knowledge of late-life health insurance. A total of 131 women and 116 men (all aged 55-71) answered questions about private, Medicare, Medigap, and long-term care insurances. In addition, they answered demographic, personality, and health status questions. Results revealed that different factors are related to men's and women's knowledge of late-life health insurance options implying genderspecific educational interventions would be more effective than current educational interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-136
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 19 2007


  • Gender
  • Health insurance
  • Knowledge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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