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Growing old in Cameroon : gender, vulnerability, and social capital

Author: Charles Che Fonchingong
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the problems Cameroon faces in caring for its older population. It also proposes policy options that can make a difference in the lives of older citizens and finds that they are  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Che Fonchingong
ISBN: 0761861254 9780761861256 9780761861263 0761861262
OCLC Number: 833300815
Description: ix, 247 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.0. Introduction --
1.1. Inadequacies of Current Literature and New Dimension of the Research --
1.2. Statement of the Research Problem --
1.3. Research Questions and Specific Objectives --
2.0. Introduction --
2.1. Downside of Colonialism and Alternative Theoretical Frameworks --
2.2. Old Age, Poverty, and Re-appraising the Role of the State in Social Policy --
2.3. The Concept of Social Security and Social Protection --
2.4. Conceptualising Social Capital and Collective Agency --
2.5. Feminist Critiques on the Welfare State and Women's Subordination --
3.0. Introduction --
3.1. Social Protection and Traditional Support Mechanisms --
3.2. Mapping the Social Security Institutions and Protection Policies in Africa. 4.0. Introduction --
4.1. History, Economic Perspective, and Political Conditions --
4.2. Ageing and Social Security in Cameroon --
4.3. Administration and Social Security Regime in Cameroon --
4.4. Pitfalls of Cameroon's Social Security System --
4.5. Alternative Forms of Reciprocity, Mutual Support, and Social Security --
5.0. Introduction --
5.1. An Overview of Gender and Ageing in Africa --
5.2. Socio-Economic Perspectives on Gender and Ageing --
5.3. Women, Widowhood, and Ageing --
5.4. Bringing Men into the Discourse on Ageing --
5.5. Situating the Debate on Gender and Formal Social Security --
5.6. Gender Concerns and Informal Social Security Arrangements --
6.0. Introduction --
6.1. Period of Research --
6.2. Location of the Research --
6.3. Sample and Sampling Frame --
6.4. Conduct of Interviews. 6.5. Participant Observation --
6.6. Focus Group Discussion --
6.7. Data Analysis --
7.0. Introduction --
7.1. Socio-Demographic Variables --
7.2. Conclusion --
8.0. Introduction --
8.1. Debunking the Myth of Old People as a Burden --
8.2. Cultural Attributes Connected to Old People --
8.3. Plight, Coping Mechanisms and Livelihood of Old People in Rural Semi-Urban, and Urban Areas --
8.4. Building Social Capital, Forms of Reciprocity, and Networking --
8.5. Variations in Levels of Care for Old People and Impact of Remittances --
8.6. Old People and the Negotiation of Livelihoods in the Informal Sector --
8.7. Kinship-Based and Other Traditional Forms of Support --
8.8. Faith-Based Support for Old People --
8.9. Elder Abuse and Forms of Disrespect --
8.10. Redressing the Plight of the Elderly: Viewpoints and Suggestions from Interviewees Themselves. 8.11. Dilemma of Widows and Widowers --
9.0. Introduction --
9.1. Mutual Societies and Social Protection --
9.2. Police Wives Social Group-GMI/G Bamenda --
9.3. Njangis and Semi-formal Coverage: Case of Wimbum Women's and Men's Njangi --
9.4. Semi-Formal Protection within Professional Corps: Cameroon Teachers Trade Union and Secondary Education Teachers Socials --
9.5. Faith-based Organizations and Social Protection: Case of the Christian Women's Fellowship and Muslim Religion --
9.6. Village-based Organizations and Social Protection: Mbororo Social, Cultural, and Development Association and Wimbum Cultural and Development Association --
9.7. Conclusion --
10.0. Introduction --
10.1. Conclusion --
10.2. Social Policy Implications and Recommendations.
Responsibility: Charles Che Fonchingong.
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