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The Elderly Population in Developed and Developing World: Policies, Problems and Perspectives

 
K. Mahadevan (Editor) P. Krishnan (Editor)
Synopsis The diverse and comprehensive collection of papers presented in this book provide a valuable compendium of knowledge on senior (elderly) citizens hitherto unavailable in such terse form. It discusses the subject on inter-disciplinary basis and suggests ways and means of promoting their proper rehabilitation. It is as much useful for future research on the subject. The book is global in outlook and pools information from both developed and developing countries. It also touches upon the positive lifestyle of the elderly in China, Japan and India (Kurichia tribe) and says that this lifestyle has been responsible for their happy and long life. Problems relating to psychological phobias, environmental constraints, loss of identity and status, as also problems resulting out of permanent dependency and geriatric-cum-degenerative difficulties have also been discussed and their solutions suggested.
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About the author

K. Mahadevan

Prof. Kuttan Mahadevan is currently Principal, Sri Venkateswara University and Chairman, Department of Pupulation Studies. He is a specialist on Population Policy, Social Development, Methodology, Ecology, Gerontology and communication. He is author of 30 books. He is the recipient of several awards both nationally and internationally for his original and innovative research work.

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Title The Elderly Population in Developed and Developing World: Policies, Problems and Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1992
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
length xv+510 p.; Tables