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Polygamie et personnes âgées au Sénégal


  • Sadio Ba Gning
  • Philippe Antoine


Polygamy is still very present in Senegal, especially among the elderly. In this paper we measure the evolution of polygamy and analyze its residential forms. Then we analyze the implications of different living arrangements and the services provided by the family and the entourage for the elderly. Polygamy increases the opportunities for support for older men by their wives, while women mostly rely on the help of their adult children.

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  • Sadio Ba Gning & Philippe Antoine, 2015. "Polygamie et personnes âgées au Sénégal," Mondes en développement, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(3), pages 31-50.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:meddbu:med_171_0031

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    1. Sara Randall & Ernestina Coast, 2016. "The quality of demographic data on older Africans," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 34(5), pages 143-174, January.

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    elderly; polygamy; households; Senegal;


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