Welfare support for israeli negev bedouin elderly men: adaptation during spatioecological transformation

Avinoam Meir, Yosef Ben-David

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Abstract

We interviewed 120 Bedouin men to elicit their views about the traditional Bedouin support system for the elderly (a collective family fund) and the more recent welfare support allowances that all Israeli elders are entitled to. Desire to maintain or return to the traditional system varied with the respondent's place on a continuum of seminomadism to rural sedentarization to semiurbanization. Differences were also found between the real Bedouin and the fellahim Bedouin respondents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-314
Number of pages7
JournalThe Gerontologist
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • Economic independence
  • Public welfare
  • Seminomadism-semiurbanization continuum
  • Social status
  • Traditional welfare support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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