Ageing in India: Socio-economic and Health Dimensions (Hardback)
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Ageing in India: Socio-economic and Health Dimensions (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 30/09/2006
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While this study essentially draws upon Indian conditions and data for analysing ageing and a few of its more critical dimensions involving socio-economic, health and public policy aspects, it may well be argued that each of these dimensions remains equally, if not more, important for many of the developing countries with transitioning demography (declining fertility and life prolongation) and liberalising economy (growing privatisation and pro-market reforms) rendering several non-market institutions void. From a thorough empirical review of the Indian situation using both the primary and secondary data sources, it has been observed that a bulk of the aged may not be able to withstand the unfolding economic realities either in India or elsewhere: they are socially at a loss because of their poor past, economically weak because of serious poverty issues, physically frail and suffer from functional dependence. They are also losing because of erosion in traditional familial values. Further, the non-elderly adults are yet to realise the need for planned ageing. The study tries to build the argument that many of these issues have not been fully understood while framing public responses to ageing. The upcoming concepts underlying 'elderly involvements in development' or 'healthy and active ageing' may not therefore hold true for many. The worst affected are the elderly women.

Publisher: Academic Foundation
ISBN: 9788171885350
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 146 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Raise s a number of conceptual issues considered significant for analyzing the process of ageing." --M. Nizamuddin, clinical professor, sociomedical sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"Raise[s] a number of conceptual issues considered significant for analyzing the process of ageing." --M. Nizamuddin, clinical professor, sociomedical sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
"This book, I am sure, will help Indian planners . . . it may also help provide insights for other developing countries facing similar challenges related to an ageing society." --Zachary Zimmer, PhD, Population Council
"Researchers in the field of socio-medical gerontology will find this study as an important reference for future research." --A. B. Dey, professor, department of medicine; chief of geriatric services, All India Institute of Medical Sciences-New Delhi

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