Ageing, wellbeing and development. A comparative study of Brazil and South Africa.

Project overview

The project located the issues of poverty and economic vulnerability in later life within wider frameworks of active ageing, wellbeing and capabilities in developing countries.

A key contribution was its reframing conceptual frameworks and policy debate away from a focus on older people as passive recipients of welfare and support, to an approach which recognises their potential agency as development actors. This can do much to break the mould of negative stereotypes of later life, which underpins much of the thinking of global social and pension policy.


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