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INDIAN JOURNAL OF HEALTH STUDIES - Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2020

Pages: 63-85
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Caregiving for Older Adults in India: The Role of Kinship and Non-kinship Networks

Author: Jyotsna M. Kalavar, Jamuna Duvvuru, Eric Thomas Jr.

Category: Health Studies


India is witnessing an aging revolution in unprecedented ways. This review explores the changing trends in the care of the elderly. The current dynamics of family, culture, economics, and social provisions are not entirely favorable for the well-being of old adults. Recommendations for alternatives in all these areas are provided to improve the elder care scenario in the country.

Keywords: aging, family, older adults, social security

DOI: 10.56490/IJHS.2020.2103