Gender, ageing and carework in East and Southern Africa: A review.

@article{Schatz2015GenderAA,
  title={Gender, ageing and carework in East and Southern Africa: A review.},
  author={Enid Schatz and Janet Seeley},
  journal={Global public health},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 10},
  pages={1185-200}
}
An estimated 58 million persons aged 60-plus live in sub-Saharan Africa; by 2050 that number will rise sharply to 215 million. Older Africans traditionally get care in their old age from the middle generation. But in East and Southern Africa, HIV has hollowed out that generation, leaving many older persons to provide care for their children's children without someone to care for him or herself in old age. Simultaneously, the burden of disease among older persons is changing in this region. The… CONTINUE READING