Poverty, Old-Age and Social Pensions in Kenya
This study is concerned with old-age poverty in Kenya. It is also concerned with strengthening and developing social pension programs for the elderly. In this study, we develop precise socioeconomic and demographic profiles of the elderly in Kenya from the viewpoint of providing policy-makers with information that may be useful in the reform and expansion of the pension system. It also analyzes the impact of current pension systems on poverty among elderly and national poverty. Further, the current study evaluates the potential effects that alternative policies and targeting alternatives may be expected to have on poverty within the country.
|Date of creation:||Jul 2006|
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|Publication status:||Published by UNDP - International Poverty Centre, July 2006, pages 1-50|
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