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Ageing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Spaces and Practices of Care

Jaco Hoffman and Katrien Pype


This collection of in-depth ethnographic analyses examines the care, or lack of care, older people receive in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and how it affects the contemporary life-worlds of those older people in need of social and health care. It provides the pan-African evidence and analysis needed to move forward debates about how to address the long term care needs of this vulnerable population. Case studies from different regions of the continent (southern, central, east and west Africa) examine formal and informal (familial) care, including inter- and intra-generational care, care in contexts ... More

Keywords: older people, long term care, formal care, informal care, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447325253
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325253.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jaco Hoffman, editor
North-West University and University of Oxford, University of Leuven and University of Birmingham

Katrien Pype, editor
University of Leuven and University of Birmingham