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Caring for the Elderly
Social Gerontology in the Indian Context

  • Tattwamasi Paltasingh - Professor, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, India
  • Renu Tyagi - Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Postdoctoral Fellow

© 2015 | 308 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book seeks to improve the quality of life of the elderly by means of policy suggestions that can be implemented by the government.

Caring for the Elderly focuses on managing various issues confronting the elderly today and the remedial measures that can be taken by care givers and society at large. Contributions from eminent scholars throw light on important concepts, such as population ageing and its associated impacts. In a rapidly changing world, there is a need to discuss issues related to the elderly population and their health and well-being in the social and economic context.

Scholars and researchers of gerontology, anthropology, policy studies will find this book useful.

 
Foreword by Moneer Alam
 
Preface and Acknowledgments
Tattwamasi Paltasingh and Renu Tyagi
Issues in Gerontology: An Introduction
 
I: UNDERSTANDING GERONTOLOGY
Tattwamasi Paltasingh
Theories and Concepts in Gerontology: Disciplines and Discourses
 
II: SOCIAL SECURITY AND ECONOMIC ISSUES
Aswini Kumar Mishra
Social Security for the Elderly: Issues and Evidences
Anupama Datta
Tackling Poverty in Old Age
J John Kattakayam
The Rights of the Elderly and Socio-economic Security
 
III: HEALTH ISSUES: DIMENSIONS AND STRATEGIES
Sanjeev Bakshi and Prasanta Pathak
Social Context and Health Status of the Older Adults in India
Satwanti Kapoor, Deepali Verma Renu Tyagi, N K Mungreiphy, Meenal Dhall, Prerna Bhasin, Heemanshu Aurora, Anup K Kapoor
Ageing and Cross-Cultural Variation in Health Issues
Indumathi Rao, Tattwamasi Paltasingh, Renu Tyagi
Older People with Disability: Concerns and Policies
Pawan Kumar and A M Khan
Prospective Approach to Healthy Ageing
 
IV: GENDER AND CULTURE
Tattwamasi Paltasingh and Renu Tyagi
Gender-sensitive Intervention for Elderly Women
Mala Kapur Shankardass
Ageing Women in India: Policy Response
Subhadra Mitra Channa
Imagining Old Age: Cultural Interpretations
 
V: POSITIVE AGEING: OUTLOOK AND APPROACHES
A M Khan
Bridging Inter-generational Gap through School Education
Usha Dixit and V C Goyal
Technology Support in Active Ageing
Renu Tyagi and Tattwamasi Paltasingh
Ageing Well and Way Forward
 
About the Editors and Contributors
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789351502630
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