An Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies

1st Edition

Phoebe S Liebig, S. Irudaya Rajan

Routledge
Published December 5, 2003
Reference - 266 Pages
ISBN 9780789022400 - CAT# HW14130

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Summary

Explore Indian policy and practice on aging from a variety of perspectives!

This pathbreaking collection provides something that has been missing in the literature on aging in India, especially for non-Indian audiences: studies of various aspects of aging in India combined with analyses of current policies, policy trends and recommendations. You'll examine aging issues from a variety of perspectives—demographic foundations, social and family relations, economics, health and disability, current interventions, and advocacy and policy. An Aging India also provides you with up-to-date references, explanations of differences and similarities within India's diverse population, examples of programs in various settings including a geriatric hospital, a major NGO, and old-age homes, and an overview of the development of India's national policy on aging. Where appropriate, comparisons with U.S. policy approaches are noted.

An Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies examines:
  • the demography of aging in India
  • the current state of research on aging, and the pitfalls associated with that research
  • income, poverty, and the problems created by the lack of any widespread retirement income system in India
  • the health status of Indian elders and what their healthcare prospects are
  • the situation for the disabled elderly in India
  • elder abuse in the Indian context
  • social networks and grassroots organizations for seniors in India
  • the role of Indian geriatric hospitals and old-age homes
The insights of the top researchers and practitioners who contributed to An Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies will strike home with their counterparts around the world. Make this book a part of your professional/teaching collection today!

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