Aging in the Developing World Part 2

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Africa Specialty Group, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 2:00 PM / 3:40 PM (MDT)
Room: Mid-City, Sheraton, 8th Floor
Organizers: Andrea Rishworth, Kelsey Hanrahan, Sarah Speck
Chairs: Susan Elliott


Populations throughout the world are rapidly aging. Between 2015 and 2050, the population 60 years and older is projected to more than double from 900 million to 2 billion. While aging is a global phenomenon, 80% will occur in developing low-middle income countries (LMICs). Indeed, ‘aging in place’ has become a frequent phrase in the geography of aging. Yet little comparative research has queried aging across or within places, with aging in LMICs often forgotten. To begin understanding the diverse issues and experiences relevant to aging in these contexts, this session welcomes work from Africa, India, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South-East Asia among others. This session provides a platform for geographers to discuss current and emergent questions related to aging in LMICs. We hope this session will add particular nuance to current discussions within geography of aging and expand the scope and scale of current inquiry.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter James Esson*, Loughborough University, Katherine V Gough, Loughborough University, Katie McQuaid, Leeds University, Ross Wignall, Oxford Brookes University, We built this city: mobilities, livelihoods and social infrastructure in the lives of elderly Ghanaians 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Andrea Rishworth*, University of Waterloo, Susan J Elliott , University of Waterloo, "We're the forgotten ones, they care about the women and children, but what about us?": Exploring the challenges to health and wellbeing among aging populations in Uganda 20 2:20 PM
Presenter Michael Hawkins*, UNC-Chapel Hill, Ageing in Subic Bay: Transnational Filipina-American marriages, care and subjective transformations 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Susan Elliott*, University of Waterloo, Andrea Rishworth, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo, Global aging in place in the geographies of aging 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Sarah Speck*, University of Zurich - Zurich, No Country for the Old? Policy Plans and Ageing in Nepal. 20 3:20 PM

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