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Title:
JEEDO PRACTICE AMONG ELDERLY WOMEN IN BAUCHI: A SOCIAL CAPITAL PROSPECTS STUDY

Authors:
Prof. Dato, Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz, Abubakar Yakubu


Volume - 2 Issue - 12, Pages - 5627-5647

Abstract:
Population ageing has been identified as one of the most potential crises across the globe, that requires urgent attention. One of the most crucial issues related to this development, is the critical issue of care and wellbeing of the elderly. This study is aimed at a social capital prospect analysis of the Jeedo practice in Bauchi Emirate, North Eastern Nigeria. Interviews were held in different locations within the emirate. Participants were recruited from the Jeedo congregation, and members of the emirate community. Data obtained was analyzed using thematic analysis. The result shows that, the Jeedo practice has social capital prospects, that can be mobilized to accommodate and care for more elderly people. The practice has been in existence for over two hundred years, and offers the platform for religious devotion, preparation for death, sickness, religious information sharing, strong relationship ties of sisterhood, and purposeful series of reciprocal exchanges. Despite the expression of satisfaction with the benefits of derive from the congregation, significant efforts are required to strengthen and mobilize social capita in the practice, towards accommodating more elderly people to cope with old age. Recommendations includes the policy legislation, budget and support from the government, and above all the restoration of good will sources within the emirate.

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[Yakubu, Abubakar. "JEEDO PRACTICE AMONG ELDERLY WOMEN IN BAUCHI: A SOCIAL CAPITAL PROSPECTS STUDY." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 12, 2017, pp. 5627-5647. December.]

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