The circumstances and contributions of older persons in three Asian countries: preliminary results of a cross-national study


Andrews, G.R. and Hennink, M.M. (1992) The circumstances and contributions of older persons in three Asian countries: preliminary results of a cross-national study. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 7, (3), 127-146.

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This article examines some of the findings from surveys carried out in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand as part of a cross-national study of ageing sponsored by the World Health Organization. It finds that the majority of elderly in these countries live in households with their children and in many cases also with their grandchildren. The elderly also contribute significantly to household activities. In the future, the special needs of very old women will have to be addressed as it will be difficult for their children to meet those needs without assistance.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0259-238X (print)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 34206
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/34206

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