Ageing in Insecurity. Vieillir dans l'insecurite

Case Studies on Social Security and Gender in India and Burkina Faso. Securite sociale et genre en Inde et au Burkina Faso. Etudes de cas

By Willemijn de Jong, Claudia Roth, Fatoumata Badini-Kinda, Seema Bhagyanath

The ethnographic case studies conducted in rural and urban India and Burkina Faso show that large parts of the poor population are ageing in insecurity. Not only public support is insufficient, but family support is also limited and thus a delicate matter. The issue of gender is a special focus of interest. The book contributes to the expanding field of social security studies in the social sciences which try to give answers to crucial issues in today's societies.

400 pages

Publication Date: 2/28/2005
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825878467