Prolonging of Life Cycle and Its Implications
Supporting older people in retirement
Age-sensitive urban planning
India is one of the countries that has been ageing rapidly, and—once the demographic dividend ends—this will emerge as a major social and policy challenge. The need to ensure adequate healthcare for the aged, provide them with economic security, tackle issues related to feminization of the aged, and plan appropriate government responses to the potential crisis will become major challenges faced by the future Indian society.
What is the extent of labour market engagement of elderly?
What is the nature and gender difference in such engagement?
What is the net economic contribution of the elderly?
Does it vary across expenditure group, or household type, or socio-religious groups?
What are the determinants of gross and net financial contribution of elderly?
What is the time use pattern of aged? Are there gender differences in time use patterns? This provides information on the extent to which active ageing is occurring.
The study uses data from National Sample Survey Office surveys; two rounds (55th and 68th) are used. They are supplemented by a primary survey of aged in Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, and Ranchi in eastern India, a region projected to experience rapid ageing.
KeywordsAgeing Active ageing Healthy ageing Implications of ageing Health burden of ageing India
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