India’s ageing population is growing rapidly; over 60s constitute 7% of the total population and this is projected to triple in the next four decades.
Drawing on a wide range of studies, this book examines living arrangements across India and their impact on the care and wellbeing of older people. Addressing access to welfare initiatives and changing cultural norms including co-residence, family care and migration, it reveals the diversity of living arrangements, cultural customs and the welfare issues facing older adults in India.
This book offers a crucial examination for practitioners, researchers and policymakers seeking to understand and develop the infrastructure required to meet the needs of older people in India.
Ajay Bailey is Professor of Social Urban Transitions at the International Development Studies group in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
K.S. James is the Director and Senior Professor at the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), India.
Martin Hyde is Associate Professor in Gerontology and Research Director at the Awen Institute at Swansea University, UK.
Introduction: Living arrangements, gender and care in India ~ Ajay Bailey, K S James and Martin Hyde;
Part 1 ~ Global;
Theorizing care and relationships in the age of migration ~ Ajay Bailey, S. I. Rajan and Martin Hyde;
Part 2 ~ National;
Patterns and Welfare Implications of Emerging Living arrangements of Older People in India ~ K S James and Sanjay Kumar;
Living Arrangements Concordance and Wellbeing of Older People in 7 states of India ~ T.S.Syamala;
Convergence of Development Programs for the older adults in India ~ Nidhi Gupta, Khusbhoo Ahire and S Siva Raju;
Part 3 ~ Regional;
Family Size and Living Arrangements among Older People: Panel Data Analysis in Kerala ~ Irudaya Rajan;
Exploring the Intergenerational Contract in Emigrant Households of Goa, India ~ Allen Ugargol and Ajay Bailey;
Life Course Obligations and Life Satisfaction Among Older Adults with Migrant Children in Karnataka ~ Ajay Bailey, K S James and Jyoti Hallad;
Interpreting the Landscapes of Care for Older Men in Delhi and Kolkata ~ Selim Jehangir, Ajay Bailey and Anindita Datta;
Motivations of Older Adults to Retaining Home Ownership in Kerala ~ P. N. Nikhil and Ajay Bailey;
Decision-making and choice or sine qua non? Care home entry in Tamil Nadu ~ Vanessa Burholt and Carol Maddock;
Part 4 ~ Global;
Lessons and future research directions for caregiving research in India ~ Martin Hyde, Ajay Bailey and K.S. James