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Home away from home: A survey of oldage homes and inmates in Kerala

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  • S. Irudaya Rajan

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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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    Paper provided by Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India in its series Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers with number 306.

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    Length: 54 pages
    Date of creation: Aug 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:ind:cdswpp:306

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    Keywords: Kerala; elderly; beggars; Kerala; pensioners; migration; oldage homes;

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    1. N. Vijayamohanan Pillai, 2004. "CES function, generalised mean and human poverty index: Exploring some links," Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum Working Papers 360, Centre for Development Studies, Trivendrum, India.

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