Elders in Afghanistan (Iain Cochrane, 2007)
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Old People in the Developing World: A Wasted Resource

Elders in Afghanistan (Iain Cochrane, 2007)

When old people in the developing world, defined by the UN as anyone over the age of 60, are considered by individual donors and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) they are, often, seen as “passive recipients of welfare provisions” with little to offer their community. The result of this mistaken belief …