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The Australian National University

Jeofrey Abalos

Position: PhD Candidate


Phone: 6125 5045

Location: Room 3013, Coombs Building #9


PhD title

Changing Health Status and Health Expectancy among Older Persons in the Philippines

This thesis aims to examine the broad array of factors that could influence the changing health status of older persons in the Philippines,  with primary focus on the role of health care utilization and family support. It will also analyse changes in mortality patterns among older persons and how it relates to their health.  Data will be drawn from two national surveys on older persons in the Philippines and the 2010 Census of Population and Housing.

Chair of panel

Associate Professor Heather Booth

Research Interests

  • Population ageing
  •  Health status and healthcare utilization of the population
  •  Union formation and union dissolution


Abalos, Jeofrey. (2014). Trends and determinants of age at union of men and women  in the Philippines. Journal of Family Issues, 35 (2), 1624-1641.

Nahar, Quamrun, Peter Xenos and Jeofrey Abalos. (2013). Changing transitions to adulthood: A census approach to cross national comparisons. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 646 (1), 42-68.

Abalos, Jeofrey. (2011). Living arrangements of the divorced and separated in the Philippines. Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 39 (6), 845-863.

Abalos, Jeofrey. (2011). Determinants of men’s extramarital sexual experience in the Philippines. Philippine Population Review, 10 (2), 51-74.

Cruz, Grace, Jeofrey Abalos, Ana Melissa Lavares, Josefina Natividad, and Yasuhiko Saito.  (2009). Changing social structures and the well-being of the older Filipinos. Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines). 31(2), 197-222.

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