Armoede, social participatie en eenzaamheid bij ouderen [Poverty, social participation and loneliness in older persons].

ABSTRACT. In older persons, the association between poverty and social participation is a subtle one. Older persons with a low income maintain fewer personal relationships, are less involved in clubs and organizations, and participate less in socio-cultural activities than older persons with a higher income. However, older age and poorer health are better predictors of all these forms of social participation than a low income is. Moreover, no association was demonstrated between low income and loneliness.