Intergenerational Transfers, Livelihood and Well-being of Nigerian Elderly in Lagos State, Nigeria
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Filial piety is a significant source of old age care in Africa. With robust intergenerational transfers, livelihoods and well-being in old age are positively influenced. Intergenerational transfers and family relationships are also critical predictors of health and well-being in later life. Informal social supports especially adult children provide profound supportive resources in old age. This paper examines the correlation between intergenerational transfers and livelihoods among Nigerian elderly and the impact of this nexus on their well-being. Two theoretical explanations are adopted: social exchange and intergenerational wealth flow theories. With the aid of multi-stage sampling method, 1321 older Nigerians were sampled. Questionnaire and interview were adopted as research methods to get the views of Nigerian elders on the nexus between intergenerational transfers and livelihood. Paper recommends strengthening traditional social support systems in meeting old age care and support in later life.
Filial piety , Family relationships , Wealth flow theories , Nigerians , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Amaike, G.O. and Soyombo, O.T. (2016). Intergenerational Transfers, Livelihood and Well-being of Nigerian Elderly in Lagos State, Nigeria