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African Population Studies
Union for African Population Studies
ISSN: 0850-5780
Vol. 31, No. 2, 2017, pp. 3694-3705
Bioline Code: ep17015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Population Studies, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2017, pp. 3694-3705

 en Does education influence the value of older persons? Assessing socio-demographic determinants of older persons’ value in Uganda
Nzabona, Abel & Ntozi, James

Abstract

Although older persons make substantial contribution to their communities, there is paucity of information on determinants of their value in Uganda. This study of 605 older persons from 4 rural districts and one urban centre examines socio-demographic determinants of the value of older persons in the country. The findings from a binary logistic regression indicate that older persons who were aged 60-69, educated to primary and above, owned land, with migrant children, with limb ill-health and lived in the Western, Northern and Kampala urban regions of the country were more likely to have high aggregate value than those who were aged 80+, uneducated, landless, with no migrant children, with no limb ill-health and lived in the Central region. It is recommended that later-life socioeconomic programmes be designed, learner access and retention in education system be increased and a special age fund be established for all.

Keywords
Value; Aggregate value; Determinants; Older persons; Uganda

 
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