In this book the authors present a comprehensive account of the different dimensions of elderly life in India. A unique feature of this book is the demographic assessment ( based on projections of the elderly in 25 states and 7 union territorial) of the number of India’s elderly up to the year 2021. Using Census data, their socio-economic characteristics, such as, level of literacy, work, sex ratio, marital and health status, rural-urban distribution, and living arrangements are discussed.
Demography of Ageing
Policies and Programmes
The Living Conditions of the Elderly
Perceptions of the Elderly
Life Histories of the Elderly
Recommendations for Policy Actions