New evidence on predictable validity of grip strength on later life outcomes in Japan

Midori Matsushima, Satoshi Shimizutani, Hiroyuki Yamada

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Abstract

This study provides new evidence on the predictable validity of grip strength on later life outcomes using a population-based longitudinal survey of middle and older generations in Japan. We show that the level of grip strength contains significant information on health outcome and mortality in the later years although the loss of grip strength does not. Moreover, we confirm that grip strength is associated with socio-economic status, particularly with educational attainment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572-1578
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Volume26
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Grip strength
  • health outcome
  • Japan
  • JSTAR
  • mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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