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Urban Elderly in India: Care and Support

N Audinarayana (Author)

In Indian context, care and support is one of the major challenges to be faced by the elderly in near future. In order to address the focal theme, on the one side, information was collected and presented here about the care and support viz., emotional economic and physical, received by elderly persons and on the other side how best these dimensions of care and support has been extended by the caregivers problems if any while extending such care and circumstances under which the particular person become as care giver to the elderly have also been explored and presented in this book. The conclusions in the book would be immensely useful for formulating strategies for the well being of the elderly as well as caregivers. This book would serve as a constructive research work for academicians and researchers engaged in teaching and research on social gerontology/aging. It also can serve as a reference book for policy makers and programme administrators, as well as educationalists and scholars/teachers of varied disciplines like sociology, population studies, social work, women's studies social and cultural anthropology, economic, psychology etc.

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About the author

N Audinarayana

Dr. N. Audinarayana (b. 1955) is currently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Population Studies, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. After completing his M.A., (Population Studies) with first class from S.V. University, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, he joined in the same department and further completed M. Phil. and Ph.D., in 1980 and 1985, respectively. He has contributed about a dozen papers/articles for professional journals and is also co-author of two reports viz. (i) Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Age at Marriage in India and (ii) Demographic Consequences of a Development Project: A Study of Girna Irrigation Project, Maharashtra State, India. He is also a member of IASP, AFDFS and IUSSP.

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Bibliographic information

Title Urban Elderly in India: Care and Support
Format Hardcover
Date published: 29.08.2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350500576
length xii+328p., Tables; Figures.