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dc.contributor.authorUganda Social Protection Platform
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T19:50:45Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T19:50:45Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/1142
dc.description.abstractSenior citizens represent a vulnerable group in Uganda. For one they face economic constraints: approximately 85% of active older people engage in crop farming which is insufficient to provide a regular, stable income, and have no social security1. In addition, 85% of older persons in rural areas live in chronic poverty.2 Older citizens also face challenges due to disability as 66.8% of people above 60 have at least some difficulty in functional areas such as hearing, seeing, or others.3 Furthermore, their educational attainment is relatively low, with only 15.6% having completed either primary school or higher education levels.4 The impairments of older persons can affect future generations as older persons often have the task of caring for children.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUNICEFen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries;03
dc.titleInvesting in Social Protection in Uganda: The case for the expansion of the Senior Citizens’ Granten_US


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