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Growing Old in Egypt: The Supply and Demand of Care for Older Persons

Thomas Boggatz


This book provides a new study of Egypt's resources for elder care, and an exploration of the cultural and social attitudes that impact this ever-increasing need in modern society. The Egyptian society is aging, families have to find solutions for care-dependent older persons, while at the same time, social changes threaten the traditional system of family care. The society has to adapt to this previously unknown situation and to develop new strategies for meeting the needs of its older members. Based on eight years of research, this book investigates the cultural shifts necessitated by these ... More

Keywords: Egypt, elder care, cultural attitudes, social attitudes, aging society, families, social changes, family care, culturally rooted attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789774164552
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774164552.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Boggatz, author