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The older persons and their relationship with younger generations in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-17 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-23T16:15:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-23T16:15:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3429
dc.description Paper presented at Aging Explosion: Opportunities and Challenges, Bali, Indonesia, 11-12 October en
dc.description.abstract Changes in social policy in South Africa have resulted in the elderly being a major resource in society. This is a result of the South African government having shown its commitment to the elderly by operating a large-scale non-contributory social pension system. The Old Age Grant has become one of the primary sources of income for the elderly and their children in South Africa. This study uses qualitative data to examine co-operation between generations, especially wealth flow. The data for the study was sourced from focus groups and in-depth interviews that were conducted in South Africa. The focus groups were delineated according to youth, the middle aged and the elderly. Contrary to a widely held perception, the data presented in this study challenges the dominant discourse that sees older persons as passive recipients of care and economic support from younger generations. The results show that overall the net direction of economic wealth flow within households is not in favour of older people. Older people are disadvantaged in the emerging patterns of intergenerational economic relations, as majority of them continue to support younger generations financially. en
dc.format.medium Intranet en
dc.subject AGEING en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject RELATIONSHIPS en
dc.subject ELDERLY en
dc.title The older persons and their relationship with younger generations in South Africa en
dc.type Conference or seminar papers en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2011/12 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7250 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=11617 en
dc.outputnumber 5898 en
dc.bibliographictitle Makiwane, M. (2011) The older persons and their relationship with younger generations in South Africa. (Paper presented at Aging Explosion: Opportunities and Challenges, Bali, Indonesia, 11-12 October). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3429 en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Makiwane, M. en


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