Old Age and Urban Poverty in the Developing World: The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires

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Many countries in the developing world are facing a rapid acceleration in population ageing. To date, this problem has generated little interest either from academics or policy-makers. Studies which focus exclusively on social security are of little relevance for the majority of elderly in these regions, for whom the possibilities of saving or making pension contributions are remote. This book takes a more comprehensive approach, combining analysis of social security issues in all developing countries with micro-level case studies of poor urban elderly survival strategies in Buenos Aires.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages261
ISBN (Electronic)9780230375475
ISBN (Print)9780333682869, 9781349400317
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 1997
Externally publishedYes

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