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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 perspectivesdemographic 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