Centre for Policy on Ageing


Elderly people and social welfare in Zimbabwe
Author(s)Joe Hampson
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 5, part 1, March 1985
Pagespp 39-67
KeywordsOlder people ; Services ; Social policy ; Zimbabwe.
AnnotationThe ageing of Third World populations and its implications for planning in social welfare has received little attention in the literature until now. This article explores the need to radically alter Western models of care for elderly people in an African context, arguing that in situations of mass poverty and gross economic differentiation a concentration on social welfare for urban formal sector employees is inappropriate. Zimbabwe is used as a case study. The situation of the aged in Zimbabwe is analysed from existing but scanty data, and sets of policy proposals that have relevance to the national economy and to the rural, urban and commercial farming sectors are discussed. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930602121 A
ClassmarkB: I: TM2: 7NR

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