Aging and Development

Age-based Inequities and Wellbeing

Intensifying concerns about inequities in wellbeing in SSA typically concentrate on gender, ethnicity and rural-urban residence as major axes of inequality. Yet, age may be another important fault line, with older people bearing disproportionate burdens of ill-health, disability (mainly due to non-communicable diseases), illiteracy and poverty compared to younger-aged adults – as well as systematically less access to essential care and social services. We investigate the extent, patterns and determinants of age-based disparities in wellbeing, and the wider impacts of older people’s unmet care needs on families and communities.

Current Project

Impacts of the Older Persons Cash Transfer Programme

Program: Aging and Development

This mixed method project, due to commence early 2017 , seeks to examine the impacts of the Kenya older persons cash transfer program (OPCTP) on multiple dimensions of poverty as well as on intergenerational relations and cohesion among older people and their families in the two demographic surveillance site (DSS) communities

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