1st Edition

An Aging India
Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies





ISBN 9780789022400
Published December 5, 2003 by Routledge
266 Pages

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Book Description

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!

Table of Contents

Contents

  • INTRODUCTION
  • An Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies
  • FOUNDATIONS OF AGING IN INDIA
  • Demography of Indian Aging, 2001-2051
  • Perspectives of Research on Aging in India
  • ECONOMICS, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
  • Economic Security for the Elderly in India: An Overview
  • Health Status and Health Care Services Among Older Persons in India
  • Aging, Disability, and Disabled Older People in India
  • SOCIAL AND FAMILY RELATIONS
  • Social Networks of Old People in India: Research and Policy
  • Issues of Elder Care and Elder Abuse in the Indian Context
  • CURRENT INTERVENTIONS
  • Geriatric Hospitals in India, Today and in the Future
  • Old Age Homes and Services: Old and New Approaches to Aged Care
  • The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations for the Welfare of the Elderly: The Case of HelpAge India
  • ADVOCACY AND POLICY
  • Senior Grassroots Organizations in India
  • Towards a Policy for Aging in India
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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