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Title:Special section: aging in Ghana: addressing the multifaceted needs of older Ghanaians
Authors:de Graft Aikins, Ama
Apt, Nana ArabaISNI
Year:2016
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Volume:19
Pages:35-201
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:elderly
elderly women
ageing
health insurance
social conditions
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Abstract:This special section of Ghana Studies aims to give an overview of research on aging in Ghana. It addresses issues of both practice and policy, and brings together perspectives from anthropology, psychology, public health, social policy studies and sociology. Some contributions were initially presented at a symposium organized by the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS), University of Ghana, in December 2014. Titles: Aging in Ghana: setting priorities for research, intervention and policy (Ama de-Graft Aikins, Nana Araba Apt); Not a nurse, not househelp: The new occupation of elder carer in urban Ghana (Cati Coe); Elderly women, community participation, and family care in Ghana: lessons from HIV response and AIDS orphan care in Manya Krobo (Deborah Atobrah); Health and well-being of older sdults in Ghana: social support, gender, and ethnicity (Paul K. Ayernor); Household composition and well-being of older persons in Ghana (George Domfe, Ellen Bortei-Doku Aryeetey); Aging policies in Ghana: a review of the livelihood empowerment against poverty and the National Health Insurance Scheme (Seidu Alidu, Ernestina Dankyi, Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko); Research on aging in Ghana from the 1950s to 2016: a bibliography and commentary (Ama de-Graft Aikins, Mawuli Kushitor, Olutobi Sanuade, Samuel Dakey, Delali Dovie, Joanna Kwabena-Adade); Studying older people in Ghana: closing reflections (Sjaak van der Geest). Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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