Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)


Why the elderly work: a case study of elderly widows in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

Author(s): Parinding, K. A., Moelyono, M. M., Rahmawati, S., & Muhammad, A.

This study analyzes the factors that influence the elderly widows in Central Sulawesi to work. The sample of this study based on the number of elderly widows with SAKERNAS for the August 2017 period in Central Sulawesi who are 60 years and over of 361 people. The results showed that the tendency of the elderly widows to work was influenced by the variables of age, household status, school participation and health status. Age and school participation have a negative effect on the work participation of the elderly widows. Old age and low education (≤ SLTP) elderly widows have little opportunity to enter the labor market. Meanwhile, household status and health status had a significant positive effect. Elderly widows with status as the head of household and in good health are likely to enter the labor market.

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