In Uganda, the proportion of the elderly persons now stands at 4.5% of Uganda's population of 26 million, which yields an estimated total of 1,101,0392 million older people. Elderly persons are among the more vulnerable groups among the chronically poor, others being children (particularly orphans), people with physical and mental impairments, widows and widowers and the landless. Even among the elderly, there are some categories that are relatively more vulnerable to chronic poverty.
Policy Brief No 3: Targeting and protecting the chronically poor in Uganda: A case for the elderly, June 2006, Development Research and Training, Kampala, Uganda, 4 pp.
Policy Brief No 3: Targeting and protecting the chronically poor in Uganda