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Title:The Quality of Life of the Elderly Living in Institutions and Homes in Zimbabwe
Author:Nyanguru, Andrew C.
Year:1990
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:25-43
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Subjects:care of the aged
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
sociology
Aged
Old age
Quality of life
Link:http://archive.lib.msu.edu/DMC/African%20Journals/pdfs/social%20development/vol5no2/jsda005002004.pdf
Abstract:This paper is based on a study carried out in 1988 that showed that most institutions and homes for the elderly in Zimbabwe are found in urban areas, and that there are more homes for Europeans than Africans. Most respondents were born outside Zimbabwe, but had lived in the country for a considerable period. Most respondents were widows. European respondents in homes were much older than their African and coloured counterparts, and were also more educated and had had better jobs than the other respondents. They tended to live near their previous place of residence and therefore had more contact with relatives and friends. They were more satisfied with their lives in institutions than their African and coloured counterparts. Bibliogr.
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