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Families, Intergenerational Bonds, and Aging in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Isabella Aboderin (a1) (a2) and Jaco Hoffman (a3) (a4)

Abstract

This Research Note proposes a rationale, and offers a set of initial parameters, for an explicit effort to forge a policy and scientifically relevant family gerontology for Africa. It builds on a critical appraisal of dominant policy discourses in the region and existing research efforts on families and aging, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.

Cette note de recherche propose une justification, et offre un ensemble de paramètres initiaux, pour un effort explicite de forger une politique et une gérontologie de famille scientifiquement pertinentes à l'Afrique. Il se fonde sur une évaluation critique des discours politiques dominants dans la région et les efforts de recherche existants concernant les familles et le vieillissement, en particulier en Afrique sub-saharienne (ASS).

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La correspondance et les demandes de tirés-à-part doivent être adressées à: / Correspondence and requests for offprints should be sent to: Isabella Aboderin, Ph.D. African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) – Aging and Development Program Manga Close, off Kirawa Road Nairobi 10787-00100 Kenya (iaboderin@aphrc.org, i.a.aboderin@soton.ac.uk)

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