ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2016

LIFE SITUATION OF ELDERLY WOMEN AND MEN IN SAN MATEO OZOLCO, PUEBLA

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There is scarce information about the life situation of elderly people in rural communities in México. The purpose of this study was to understand characteristics of the life situation of elderly people in the town of San Mateo Ozolco, municipality of Calpan, Puebla. A qualitative methodological approach was used. The techniques used were semi-structured interviews, participant observation and field notes. Ten interviews were performed with women and ten with men, whose ages were between 60 and 86 years old. The categories considered for the analysis of the life situation were the following: sociodemographic characteristics, family, ethnic group, work trajectory, access to government programs and services, economic situation and of health, housing and social participation. The importance and value of the work that the men and women continue to perform is highlighted, who despite their advanced age continue to contribute for their self-sustenance, in addition to their efforts in the continuation of the practice of local usages and customs.

Palabras clave: indigenous community, ageing, social participation

Volumen 13, Número 2

Volumen 13, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2016


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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