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Working Women & Care of the Aged

 
Poornima Jain (Author)
Synopsis Number of aged of our society is increasing. Similarly proportion of women is the work-force is also rising leading to structural changes in society. Family has been the major source of care-giving to the aged’s. Forces of modernization, urbanization, industrialization and individualism etc have weakened he family ties as a result aged’s care is at a stake. The book deals with the problems of aged’s care by the working women, The problem has been examined from different angles. Such as: How do the working women take aged’s care? What are their problems in caring the aged? How does aged’s care vary with regard to age, religion, education, occupation relation with the aged, gender of the aged, etc. what is the attitude of the working women toward the aged? Ic. The books is based on field research is Agra including case studies. Three major occupational groups viz. Teaching, Medical and central government offices have been choosen. The book is decided into eight chapters first, consists of introduction, second concentrates on the methodology, Third, focuses on the attitudes of the working women towards the aged, fourth emphasizes on gender bias in care of the aged, fifth deals with the aspects of life of the working women and care of the aged, sixth discusses how does the aged’s care get effected by motives of the working women? Seventh explains the relationship between socio economic status of the working women and care of the aged and eight gives conclusions and suggestions.
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About the author

Poornima Jain

Dr. (Mrs.) Jain is Head of the department of sociology and political Science at D.E.I. (Deemed University) Agra and Ex-Dean of the faculty of Social Sciences. She has passed her M.A. (Sociology) from the Institute of Social Sciences, Agra University, Agra and had received gold Medal for securing Ist position. She has done her M.Phil. and Ph.D. (Sociology) from J.N.U., New Delhi. She has attended more than fifty five National and International Seminars and conferences and has presented papers. She has organized two national seminars and has been Governor and chairperson of various technical sessions at National Seminars. She has been invited to deliver special lectures. She had been member of the Advisary committee of the UGC Academic Staff college A.M.U. Aligrah. Her an other book an "Social Development with reference to Jain, Christian and Sikh seets in Agra," is under publication by Rawat Publications, Jaipur.

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Title Working Women & Care of the Aged
Author Poornima Jain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8188134333
length 151p., Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; 22cm.