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Old Age and Urban Poverty in the Developing World

The Shanty Towns of Buenos Aires

  • Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
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  3. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
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  4. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
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  5. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 232-258

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

aging Developing Countries poverty

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
    • 1
  1. 1.London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineUniversity of LondonEngland

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