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Introduction

  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
  • S. Irudaya Rajan
Chapter

The genesis of this volume was the 17th Biennial Conference of Association of Gerontology, India and the International Conference on Engaging and Empowering the Elderly held at the Centre for Development Studies in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India in September 2014. At this meeting many papers on the topic of abuse and neglect of the elderly were presented, indicating the popularity of the theme and the need to pay more theoretical and empirical attention to the topic. The editors, both involved with the conference (Shankardass as a participant and session chair on elder abuse, Rajan as the organizer in his capacity as the President of the Association of Gerontology), joined together afterwards and decided to publish a volume by inviting contributions from a few of the conference presenters and others whose work has aided better understanding on the topic.

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We start the chapter by presenting some socio-demographic data on ageing derived by Rajan from the latest census of India,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Maitreyi College, South CampusUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for Development StudiesTrivandrumIndia

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