Expanding Social Protection Opportunities for Older People in Ghana: A Case for Strengthening Traditional Family Systems and Community Institutions

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dc.contributor.author Doh, D.
dc.contributor.author Afranie, S.
dc.contributor.author Aryeetey, E.B-D.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-03T11:01:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-03T11:01:56Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06
dc.identifier.issn 0855-4730
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/35110
dc.description Journal on Social Protection Opportunities for Older People en_US
dc.description.abstract The need to augment social protection arrangements to safeguard the wellbeing of older people now extends to societies beyond the borders of the welfare states of Europe. However, the emphasis seems to be on formal systems of support, with little attention paid to the extent to which the traditional family system and community structures could be enhanced to support this process. This study examines the relevance of the traditional family and community structures in providing social protection for older people using both quantitative and qualitative data. It is clear that the traditional family and community-based support arrangements remain a useful and reliable option for care and support of older people even if they are inadequate in some respects. We suggest that the traditional family system and community structures be strengthened through collaborative efforts of government and civil society for optimum social protection delivery for older people en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11;1
dc.subject Community en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Government en_US
dc.subject Market en_US
dc.subject Social Protection en_US
dc.subject State en_US
dc.subject Traditional Institutions en_US
dc.title Expanding Social Protection Opportunities for Older People in Ghana: A Case for Strengthening Traditional Family Systems and Community Institutions en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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