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- DocumentInstitute of Labor Economics, Bonn, 2017This paper analyses the impact of anticipated old age support, provided by children to parents, on intra-family transfers and education. The authors highlight an education motive for remittances, according to which migrants have an incentive to invest in their siblings’ education via transfers to parents, in order to better share the burden of old age support.DocumentElsevier, 2017This article starts with the recognition that labour has received less than its fair share of empirical and analytical attention in scholarship on global production networks. Little is known about how jobs for export markets fit into workers’ wider livelihoods strategies, or how workers react to new employment opportunities available to them.DocumentInstitute for Fiscal Studies, London, 2017In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines.Document
Transitions in late-life living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of the elderly in Egypt, Jordan and TunisiaEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017Middle East and North Africa’s demographic trends reveal together a growing ageing population and an exceptional growth of the youth population. Increasing elderly population leads to significant consequences for the cost and organisation of health systems.OrganisationMigrating out of Poverty is a seven-year research programme consortium (RPC) funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) from 2010-2017.DocumentPopulation Studies Center, University of Michigan, 2017Population ageing and the wellbeing of older persons are major emerging challenges for families, communities, and government in Thailand as in much of Asia. Traditionally, support and care for the elderly are met within the family. Adult children are important providers of material support as well as other forms of assistance to their older-age parents.Document
Legal status and deprivation in India’s urban slums: an analysis of two decades of National Sample Survey Data2017In India, 52–98 million people live in urban slums, and 59% of slums are “non-notified” or lack legal recognition by the government.Document
Governance of-non-state social protection initiatives: implications for addressing gendered vulnerability to poverty in UgandaPartnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2016Non-state actors (NSAs) are offering social protection services in Uganda to address vulnerabilities associated with poverty. Information is limited on their adequacy and efficacy and how their governance mechanisms address gender concerns.Document
Provision of social protection services by non-state actors in Nyanza Region Kenya : assessing women empowermentPartnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015In Kenya, women are more likely than men to suffer poverty and its associated vulnerabilities, mainly because they are excluded from decision-making on economic issues, they have limited access to the factors of production, particularly land, and traditional customs allocate them undervalued roles and constrain their voice and mobility.DocumentPartnership for African Social and Governance Research, 2015Certain groups within society such as children, older persons and the physically challenged are more vulnerable to poverty, lack of access to social amenities, poor health and poor nutrition compared with the rest of the citizens. Despite being an upper middle-income country, Botswana is not an exception to this problem.