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UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD © HYACINTH BLAKE, 2011 Family Care for Frail Older Persons in Trinidad: Implications for Social Policy.

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1 UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD © HYACINTH BLAKE, 2011 Family Care for Frail Older Persons in Trinidad: Implications for Social Policy

2 COUNTRY BACKGROUND 1.3 Million people 5,128 Km 2 Population Density: Km 2

3 Country Background: T&T Ethnicity Ethnicity: “The social group a person belongs to, and either identifies with or is identified with by others, as a result of a mix of cultural and other factors including language, diet, religion, ancestry, and physical textures traditionally associated with race” (Bhopal, 2006: 504)

4 COUNTRY BACKGROUND INDICATORST&TUKB’dos Population (Millions) GDP per capita ($US) 15, 66845, 44210, 427 HDI Rank HPI Rank Source: HDR 2007/2008

5 Country Background: Ageing in T&T

6 T&T Anthem ‘Here every creed & race find an equal place’ THANK YOU FOR VIEWING


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