Aging India : Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies

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Aging India : Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies

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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 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

INTRODUCTION
An Aging India: Perspectives, Prospects, and 1 (10)
Policies
Phoebe S. Liebig, PhD
S. Irudaya Rajan, PhD
FOUNDATIONS OF AGING IN INDIA
Demography of Indian Aging, 2001-2051 11 (20)
S. Irudaya Rajan, PhD
P. Sankara Sarna, PhD
U.S. Mishra, PhD
Perspectives of Research on Aging in India 31 (14)
P.V. Ranamurti, PhD
ECONOMICS, HEALTH, AND SOCIAL NETWORKS
Economic Security for the Elderly in India: 45 (22)
An Overview
S. Vijaya Kumar, PhD
Health Status and Health Care Services Among 67 (18)
Older Persons in India
Vinod Kumar, MBBS, MD
Aging, Disability, and Disabled Older People 85 (24)
in India
Indira Jai Prakash, PhD
SOCIAL AND FAMILIAL RELATIONS
Social Networks of Old People in India: 109(16)
Research and Policy
John van Willigen, PhD
N.K. Chadha, PhD
Issues of Elder Care and Elder Abuse in the 125(18)
Indian Context
D. Jamurra, PhD
CURRENT INTERVENTIONS
Geriatric Hospitals in India, Today and in 143(16)
the Future
K.R. Gangadharan, Dip. SSA
Old-Age Homes and Services: Old and New 159(20)
Approaches to Aged Care
Phoebe S. Liebig, PhD
The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations 179(14)
for the Welfare of the Elderly: The Case of
Help Age India
Maneeta Sawhney, MPhil, PhD candidate
ADVOCACY AND POLICY
Senior Grassroots Organizations in India 193(20)
P.K.B. Nayar,PhD
Towards a Policy for Aging in India 213(22)
S.D. Gokhale, PhD, MSW
Index 235