The Implications of Socio-Economic Transformation for Social Protection among the old people in Tanzania: A case study of Kawe Ward in Kinondoni District

Mbwete, Rose Irene (2015) The Implications of Socio-Economic Transformation for Social Protection among the old people in Tanzania: A case study of Kawe Ward in Kinondoni District. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This thesis investigatedthe implications of socio-economic transformation for social protection among the old people in Tanzania. It argues that old people had been neglected in terms of social and income security despite the National Ageing Policy (2003) as well as the National Social Security Policy (2003) stipulating that every citizen has the right to be protected against social and economic distress. Methodological triangulation was used to collect information, in particular the study used the survey interviews, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and documentary reviews. The results show that respondents offered different explanations on the existing values and norms that guide the provision of social protection among old people within the study area. It was further evident that, the changes in the value system had affected social protection provision among old people within the study area. Among the effects are insecure, disrespected, isolated and poor living conditions. The study has established that the existing policies that related to catering and providing for old people remained largely unknown to the majority of the respondents interviewed neither were they aware of their entitlements and rights stipulated by these policies. This study further, contextualizes the influence of economic transformation on the social protection of the old people, whose effects include loss of income, working even in old age, increased vulnerability, poverty among old people and a sense of abandonment. Thus, the study concludes that comprehensive social policy for the old people is of crucial importance to engender the sustainability of their livelihood in contemporary society.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 12:04
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1096

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