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India's senior citizen's policy and an examination of the life of senior citizens in North Delhi

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    The paper investigates the ageing situation in India and the development of the government initiatives for the welfare of senior citizens. It also presents the initial results of a survey that the author conducted in 2011 in North Delhi. The main features related to ageing in India are 'feminisation', 'rurality' and 'poverty'. The survey in North Delhi reveals the differences between the male and the female senior citizens, and the vulnerability of the latter, in particular. The social security coverage such as pensions and health insurance was found quite limited among the respondents.

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    Paper provided by Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) in its series IDE Discussion Papers with number 402.

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    Date of creation: Mar 2013
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    Publication status: Published in IDE Discussion Paper. No. 402. 2013.3
    Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper402

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    Keywords: India; Social security; Aged; Pensions; Social policy; Senior Citizens Policy; New Pension Scheme (NPS); Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS);

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