Care of the Elderly in Qatar

Aysha AL Mahmoud


Qatar is a small Arab country that is showing increased economic growth with changes in family and demographic structures.  Family is an important social institution in Qatar and consists of extended, joint and nuclear households. Senior members of the family are seen as an integrated unit of the family. Qatar is among one of the wealthiest countries in the World and a country that is rich in natural gas reserves.  Being one of the world’s third largest natural gas providers, Qatar is recognised by the World Bank as a high-income economy. The high income generated from natural gas reserves has provided funding to transform, develop and ensure the growth of improved healthcare systems. During this paper we will review Qatar’s population indicators on ageing and the policies and structures for elderly care.


Elderly Care; Population Indicators; Formal care; Fertility Rate.

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