Addisu Tegegne Bayle is a lecturer of Social work at Jimma University, Ethiopia. Currently, he is a Master CoDe fellow provided by four different universities in Europe.
Having BA degree in Sociology and Master of Health Social Work, Addisu accumulated a seven years of teaching, research and community service experience at Jimma University, Ethiopia. Besides, Addisu has also served as head School of Social Work at Jimma University for two years.
Mental health policy and practice, ageism, healthy ageing, intergenerational care, and family as a social unit are some of his research interests.
A Comparative Spotlight on Quality Ageing: Evidences from Ethiopia and Slovenia
Our world is in the era of aging and aging is becoming one of the defining feature of contemporary society. With unprecedented growth of the older population, crosscutting issues concerning this segment of the society arise. Collaborating with other disciplines and professions, Social Work as a profession and academic field has a stake in the provision is expected provide solutions and theoretical underpinnings for quality aging. Quality aging vary across countries since the issue of aging is addressed differently across different cultures. Though it is difficult to compare, this particular contribution provides a comparative analysis on quality aging of Slovenia and Ethiopia in light of the available literatures regarding quality aging. Most importantly, the nature of intergenerational solidarity, institutionalization and De-institutionalization, long-term care, and the role of Social work in the in the whole process is emphasized. Generally speaking, it was found that both countries are handling quality aging in their own way and important lessons were drawn.
List of Terms: De-institutionalization, Homes for Older people, Intergenerational Solidarity, Long term care, Quality aging