Care for Older Adults in India

Living Arrangements and Quality of Life

India’s ageing population is growing rapidly. This book examines living arrangements across India and their impact on the provision of care for older adults in India.

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India’s ageing population is growing rapidly; over 60s constitute 7% of the total population and this is projected to triple in the next four decades.

Drawing on a wide range of studies, this book examines living arrangements across India and their impact on the care and wellbeing of older people. Addressing access to welfare initiatives and changing cultural norms including co-residence, family care and migration, it reveals the diversity of living arrangements, cultural customs and the welfare issues facing older adults in India.

This book offers a crucial examination for practitioners, researchers and policymakers seeking to understand and develop the infrastructure required to meet the needs of older people in India.

Ajay Bailey is Professor of Social Urban Transitions at the International Development Studies group in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

K.S. James is the Director and Senior Professor at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India.

Martin Hyde is Associate Professor in Gerontology and Research Director at the Awen Institute at Swansea University, UK.

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