ERIC Number: EJ773428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Population Aging and Its Impact on Elderly Welfare in Africa
Darkwa, O. K.; Mazibuko, F. N. M.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v54 n2 p107-123 2002
This article discusses the demographic transition and its impact on the welfare of the elderly in Africa. It provides a brief socio-demographic profile on elderly Africans. Also, it addresses challenges brought about by population aging and how it affects the provision of services to address the care giving needs of the elderly. Additionally, it examines the major features and limitations of current social insurance and retirement programs in Africa. Finally, it proposes measures to better meet the challenges brought about by population aging.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Retirement, Well Being, Profiles, Socioeconomic Status, Services, Caregivers, Individual Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Africa