A profile of the elderly in Mali

In Mali, older persons are above all individuals of a very advanced age who are respected, who are responsible for many souls and who know many things. The author describes the position of the older person, both as an individual within the family, and as a group, in both rural and urban areas.

Title: A profile of the elderly in Mali
Author: Traore, Gaoussou
Year: 1985
Periodical: Grontologie africaine
Issue: 3
Pages: 11-23
Language: English
Geographic term: Mali
Subject: elderly
Abstract: In Mali, older persons are above all individuals of a very advanced age who are respected, who are responsible for many souls and who know many things. The author describes the position of the older person, both as an individual within the family, and as a group, in both rural and urban areas.