The Importance of Hukou Among Determinants of Social Engagement in Middle-Aged and Older Adults in China
Qian Xiong, Lancaster University
Multiple linear regression models are used to estimate composite scores incorporating the frequency of social activities. Significance of coefficients is used to determine whether Hukou has an effect on social engagement. Standardized coefficients and partial R square are used to gauge the importance of Hukou among other determinants in explaining social engagement in China.
Results show that holding agricultural Hukou is significantly associated with reduced formal and informal social engagement. Hukou accounts for greater variance in formal social engagement than other determinants as suggested by the literature, but similar Hukou effect on informal social engagement is less evident.
Presented in Poster Session 3