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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"Situation Analysis of the Elderly in India", June 2011. (2)

Report "Situation Analysis of the Elderly in India", June 2011; Central Statistics Office Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India.

"In India with majority of its population aged less than 30, the problems and issues of its grey population has not been given serious consideration and only a few studies on them have been attempted in our country. To reap the advantage of demographic dividend, the focus is mainly on the children and the youth and fulfillment of their basic needs for proper development. 

Also the traditional Indian society and the age-old joint family system have been instrumental in safeguarding the social and economic security of the elderly people in the country. However, with the rapid changes in the social scenario and the emerging prevalence of nuclear family set-ups in India in recent years the elderly people are likely to be exposed to emotional, physical and financial insecurity in the years to come. 

This has drawn the attention of the policy makers and administrators at central and state governments, voluntary organizations and civil society." 

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