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Department of Anthropology

Academic Staff

Publication details for Professor Gina Porter

Porter, G (2010). Older women and transport issues in sub-Saharan Africa. International Forum for rural transport and development: Forum News 15(3): 1-3, 5.

Author(s) from Durham


Knowledge of the links between transport, mobility and poor people’s
livelihoods and wellbeing in Africa is remarkably sparse. Yet older
people form a substantial and key component of African populations, not
least in the era of HIV/AIDS. In many countries this has left grandparents
supporting and caring for grandchildren in the context of a missing or
incapacitated middle generation due to parental deaths and ill health.