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Ageing: The Global Phenomena: Issues and Strategies

P Adinarayana Reddy (Author) D Uma Devi (Author) N Harinath (Author)
Synopsis Longevity of life expectancy gave rise to a steadily increasing number and proportion of the aged population in the society. Modernization process has initiated and altered many social values and traditions. In India, as else where, ageing has become a social problem due to the fundamental changes in the social structure. In the new context, the traditional joint family system is gradually disintegrating resulting in tie break-up of bonds of affection and responsibility among the children towards their parents and aged. Majority of aged have retired, not able Co work, unemployed and depending on others in all spheres of life, In view of the changed circumstances i.e., (hose who earn had a face value, both inside and outside of the house, now had lost their glory and are depending and have become unwanted. The aged has to face not only psychological and social problems but also economic problems. Among  the above problems, economic problems were found to be more crucial as it relates to the satisfaction of their basic needs. The economic security of the aged will play a predominant role in solving the other socio-psychological problems. Keeping the above backdrop, the present book is compilation of 20 papers authored by known scholars in the area. The papers have been arranged in four, sections i.e., status, needs, studies on ageing and strategies. The book will be useful for the students, functionaries working in the area of ageing, researchers, policy-makers and administrators.
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About the authors

P Adinarayana Reddy

Dr. P.A. Reddy, (b. 1957). He took his bachelor degree in Science (1978) and Education (1981) from Bangalore University, Post Graduation (1980) and Doctoral Degrees (1990) in Adult Education from S.V. University and M.Ed. (1984) from Anamalai University. He is at present with the Department of Adult Education in S.V. University Tirupati. He has undergone training in youth and Adult Education in Denmark and ad opportunities to study adult and non-formal education programmes in Denmark, Sweden and West Germany during visit to these countries. He has so far published 50 research papers in various reputed education, adult education and social science journals. He has also published six books viz., Adult Education in India, determinant of Instructor effectiveness, Reading Interests of Adults. Post-Literacy and continuing education, Total literacy campaign for children, Exposure of women to Mass Media, Health Consciousness among Women, Total Literacy campaign: Problem Perspectives, Education of Tribal Women.

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D Uma Devi

Dr. D. Uma Devi was born in 1965. She took her B.Com., (1985), M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in Adult Education and M.A. (1996) in Sociology from S.V. University. At present she is in the Dept. of Adult Education, S.V. University, Tirupati. She has so far published 11 research papers in various reputed education, adult education and social science journals and presented nearly 18 research papers in National and International Seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Ageing: The Global Phenomena: Issues and Strategies
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.10.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184112542
length ix+364p., Illustrations; 23cm.