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Informal social protection and old age care: a participatory gerontology of prospects in Jeedo practice

Yakubu, Abubakar (2019) Informal social protection and old age care: a participatory gerontology of prospects in Jeedo practice. Doctoral thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Growing population aging globally now requires a better and more effective social protection and protection process. Developing countries like Nigeria are politically less committed to protecting and safeguarding the welfare of their seniors. All that exists is Jeedo, an alternative and informal practice to keep older people growing over two centuries, especially in the Emiriah Bauchi Nigeria. The study aims to explore Jeedo's practices in terms of history, practice, challenges and prospects as well as trying to propose new models to further streamline the elderly care process in Nigeria. This research framework has adopted Paulo Freire's approach based on social capital,
social support and security theory. Data collection was made qualitatively and analyzed using thematic method. The findings show that Jeedo's practice only focuses on the protection and security of the elderly. Data have shown a waiver in the care and security of the elderly. Jeedo's practice will be more effective if the process of care and security is enhanced to include elderly women and men. Hence, this study proposes
“Jeedo Senior New Model of Eldercare” which provides protection and security to all seniors in Nigeria whether men or women. It has the potential to be an alternative to sustainable non-formal protection practices in keeping the welfare of the elderly in Nigeria.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Supervisor : Abdul Aziz, Abdurrahman and Ismail, Solahaddin
Item ID: 8598
Uncontrolled Keywords: Participatory research, Jeedo Practice, Informal Social protection, old age care, Social Capital
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology.
Divisions: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2021 04:20
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2022 05:34
Department: Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government
Name: Abdul Aziz, Abdurrahman and Ismail, Solahaddin
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/8598

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