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Living arrangement of elderly and perceptions on old age support in India: Evidence from a large scale survey

Javeed Ahamed Golandaj, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)
Kailash Chandra Das, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Abstract: Population ageing is an unavoidable and irreversible change which comes through demographic transition in all societies. India is in the third stage of its demographic transition. The age structure of the country reveals that it has been ageing rapidly. In this context paper broadly review the living arrangement pattern and perception about old age support in India by using IHDS data. Bivariat and multivariate analysis has been used.Around 13 percent of elderly lived with their spouse only. Very small proportion of elderly only 2 percent lived single. And rest of 85 percent elderly in India living in co-residence. An overwhelming majority of women respondents expect their sons to live with them to take care and provide financial and emotional support in their old age. It indicates that the family will continue to be a significant social institution for the care and support for elderly in India.

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Presented in Poster Session 3