What is the relationship between health and social exclusion in older age?

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Book Chapter


Amanda Sacker, Andy Ross, Catherine MacLeod, Gopal Netuveli and Gill Windle

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Key points: Being in poor health as an older person predicted later social exclusion. For those in poor health, access to a
car, owning a mobile phone and using the internet was linked to being less socially excluded. Being socially excluded predicted later
declines in health.


Older People, Social Exclusion and Health


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