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HOME AWAY FROM HOME : A SURVEY OF OLDAGE HOMES AND INMATES IN KERALA

By: Irudaya Rajan, S.
Publisher: 2000; Centre for Development Studies-WP306 Subject(s): ELDERLY PENSIONERS MIGRATION OLDAGE HOMES BEGGARSOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: Population ageing is the ultimate consequence of demographic transition. As Kerala is ahead of the rest of the country in fertility transition by 25 years, the ageing scenario of Kerala is of particular interest. This paper has the following objectives: (a) To assess the ageing senario in Kerala by districts; (b) To examine the socio-economic conditions of elderly, especially pensioners, beggars and those elderly living in institutions; (c) To map out the old age home scenario throughout the country; (d) To assess the profile of existing oldage homes in Kerala and (e) To assess the profile of inmates in all oldage homes in Kerala.
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Population ageing is the ultimate consequence of demographic transition. As Kerala is ahead of the rest of the country in fertility transition by 25 years, the ageing scenario of Kerala is of particular interest. This paper has the following objectives: (a) To assess the ageing senario in Kerala by districts; (b) To examine the socio-economic conditions of elderly, especially pensioners, beggars and those elderly living in institutions; (c) To map out the old age home scenario throughout the country; (d) To assess the profile of existing oldage homes in Kerala and (e) To assess the profile of inmates in all oldage homes in Kerala.

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