Does education influence the value of older persons? Assessing socio-demographic determinants of older persons’ value in Uganda|
Nzabona, Abel & Ntozi, James
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.
Value; Aggregate value; Determinants; Older persons; Uganda