Old Age and Urban Poverty in the Developing World: The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires

Old Age and Urban Poverty in the Developing World: The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires

by P Lloyd-Sherlock

Paperback(1st ed. 1997)

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Overview

Many countries in the developing world are facing a rapid acceleration in population ageing. To date, this problem has generated little interest either from academics or policy-makers. Studies which focus exclusively on social security are of little relevance for the majority of elderly in these regions, for whom the possibilities of saving or making pension contributions are remote. This book takes a more comprehensive approach, combining analysis of social security issues in all developing countries with micro-level case studies of poor urban elderly survival strategies in Buenos Aires.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349400317
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 07/23/1997
Edition description: 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

PETER LLOYD-SHERLOCK

Table of Contents

Lists of Maps, Tables and Figures - Acknowledgements - List of Acronyms - Glossary - Introduction - Ageing and Economic Welfare in the Developing World - Ageing and Poverty in Argentina - Social Security and Other Income Strategies Available to Elderly in Buenos Aires - The Case-studies: General Features and Local Initiatives for the Elderly - The Case-studies: Individual Strategies - Conclusions - Bibliography - Index

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