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Ageing and intergenerational relationsFamily reciprocity from a global perspective$
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Misa Izuhara

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422057

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.001.0001

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Grandparents and HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

Grandparents and HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

(p.95) Six Grandparents and HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
Ageing and intergenerational relations

Akpovire Oduaran

Choja Oduaran

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the analysis of the role of grandparents in ageing Sub-Saharan Africa. It observes that Africa is beginning to re-discover and apply what had worked in the past in terms of building tacit intergenerational relationships in an era of globalisation. It focuses on emerging patterns of distorted family relations and their coping strategies with the ‘missing generation’ in the middle as a result of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It focuses mainly on introducing new trends in grandparenting, while the pandemic is decimating the region's human capital.

Keywords:   grandparents, Sub-Saharan Africa, intergenerational relationships, globalisation, family relations, coping strategies, missing generation, AIDS epidemic, human capital

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