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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1$
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Alan Walker

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314721

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.001.0001

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Ageing, wellbeing and development: Brazil and South Africa

Ageing, wellbeing and development: Brazil and South Africa

(p.307) Fifteen Ageing, wellbeing and development: Brazil and South Africa
The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Armando Barrientos

Valerie Møller

João Saboia

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Julia Mase

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This chapter discusses the impact of individual ageing on the wellbeing of older people and their households in low-income areas Brazil and South Africa. The research was based on a longitudinal and comparative survey of around 1000 older persons and their households in selected low-income locations in the two countries. A comparison of older people’s wellbeing levels in 2002 and 2008 found improvement over time in a range of wellbeing indicators: per capita household income and expenditure; multidimensional measures; and life satisfaction measures. For low-income households, pension income is essential to their wellbeing, livelihoods, and social inclusion. The research findings suggest that, with appropriate public policies, individual ageing is not necessarily associated with a decline in wellbeing in developing countries.

Keywords:   Well-being, Comparative Research, Brazil, South Africa, Development, Developing Countries

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