Dimensions of Ageing

Indian Studies

Edited by: K.L. Sharma

Population ageing is the result of demographic transition. A society 'ages' when there is an increase in its elderly population along with a decrease in the rest of the population. Therefore, the studies on ageing are significant for understanding the problems related to elder care, which is an urgent need in the 21st century. This collection of 33 papers, drawn from the Indian Journal of Gerontology, brings together studies conducted by eminent social scientists in India. The papers have been grouped into six sections - Quality of Life, Personality and Adjustment, Attitude towards the Elderly, Problems of the Elderly, Social Status and Social Support, and Successful Ageing. Researchers, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of gerontology, social sciences, and psychology will find this book informative and thought-provoking.

347 pages

Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131602584

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