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Journal of Aging Research
Volume 2010, Article ID 672157, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2010/672157
Research Article

Population Ageing in Ghana: Research Gaps and the Way Forward

Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, P.O. Box 96, Legon, Ghana

Received 8 February 2010; Accepted 22 July 2010

Academic Editor: J. Woo

Copyright © 2010 Chuks J. Mba. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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