Studying Older People in Ghana

Closing Reflections

Sjaak Van Der Geest


This reflection discusses six contributions to a special issue on the care and well-being of older people in Ghana. Special attention is given to reciprocity as a key to successful aging, to the complementarity of quantitative and qualitative research, to gender, to performance in the ethnographic encounter, to the social relevance of these studies, and to the problem of access to literature.

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