Ageing, well-being and development. A comparative study of Brazil and South Africa

Lead Research Organisation: University of Manchester
Department Name: Environment, Education and Development

Abstract

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Publications

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Description 1. Capturing wellbeing among older people in developing countries requires a multidimensional perspective and a focus on households.
2. On average, comparisons of older people's wellbeing levels in 2002 and 2008 show improvement.
3. Individual ageing is not necessarily associated with an inevitable decline in wellbeing in developing countries.
4. The overall improvement in older people's wellbeing nets out significant change in wellbeing at the household level over time.
5. Overall, a majority of older people in Brazil and South Africa are satisfied with their lives.
6. For low-income households, pension income, especially non-contributory pension income, is essential to wellbeing, livelihoods and social inclusion.
7. Other dimensions of social policy are important to the wellbeing of older people too.
[See Barrientos, A.; Lloyd-Sherlock, P.; Moller, V. Saboia. J. , and Mase, J. [2018] Ageing, well-being and development: Brazil and South Africa, in Walker, A. Ed. The New Dynamics of Ageing Vol. 1, Policy Press, ch.15 pp. 307-324.]
Exploitation Route This award was part of the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme which has implemented a dissemination and impact strategy.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice

 
Description Ageing, well being and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop to disseminate findings and engage with potential users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Ageing, well being and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by the research team on the findings of the project at a seminar on ageing, well being and development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2012
 
Description Ageing, well being and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by the research team on the main findings of the project at a Seminar on Ageing, well being and development, at the University of Johannesburg, Centre for Social Development Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 24th March 2011
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Ageing, well being and development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop to disseminate findings and engage with potential users
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Social protection and health in developing countries. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation to OECD (Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development), Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011