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Title:
SOCIAL SUPPORT AND WELL-BEING OF ELDERLY PERSONS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

Authors:
Tolulope Funmilola Ojo, Turnwait O. Michael, Akintoye Festus Ayodimeji


Volume - 2 Issue - 3, Pages - 2771-2785

Abstract:
Social support and well-being of the elderly in Ekiti State were surveyed to investigate factors sustaining the pronatalist lifestyle of the people despite the antinatalist nature of Nigerian population policy to control fertility. Social change theory was employed as a guide. Data analysed were collected from 282 elderly respondents aged 65 and above. The mean age of the respondents was 76.1+_7.8 years. The study revealed high fertility records amongst the elderly, which is sustained by the government neglects of elderly care, and the social support largely received by parents from their offspring when children become adults and parents become elders. Despite modernity and weakening of extended family ties, the bond between parents and children, and fertility remain high, in as much as the government keeps overlooking the perplexed well-being of the elderly.

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[Ojo, Tolulope Funmilola, Turnwait O. Michael, and Akintoye Festus Ayodimeji. "SOCIAL SUPPORT AND WELL-BEING OF ELDERLY PERSONS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA." International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research 2.3 (2017): 2771-785. ]

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