CONTENTS:- Preface; List of Tables; Sociology of Aging: Global scenario and Indian perspective; Research design and methodlogy; Socio-economic profile of the respondents; Aging and socio-cultural adjustments; Aging and economic adjustments; Aging and Bio-psychological problems; In lieu of conclusion - findinbgs, discussion and suggestions;
This book seeks to analyse the bio-psycho, socio-economic and cultural aspects of aging problems in India. Based on a sociological study of 240 senior citizens of four categories-retired university teachers, retired civil servents, elderly lawyers and doctors of Gorakhpur region in Uttar Pradesh, it locates their position in age, family, caste, community, professional, income group, present as well as past sources of income, securities and their inter-inter social relationship. It also explores ways and means of their socio-cultural adjustments to the aging problems. The book will be useful for sociologists, researchers, policy makers and development workers.