Seminar Details

Seminar Title
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Role of Intergenerational Family Relations on Health and Subjective Well-being of Elderly in India
Seminar Type
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Progress Seminar
Department
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Humanities and Social Sciences
Speaker Type
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Student
Speaker Name
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BINAYAK KANDAPAN ( RollNo : 518HS2017)
Date  &  Time
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14 Jun 2021  11.00 AM
Venue
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MS Teams (Meeting Code- jfbm4gp)
Contact
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Prof. Jalandhar Pradhan
Abstract
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Inadequate social security provision, the growing cost in availing health care services, deterioration in health and economic status forces the elderly to be dependent on their younger kin or caregivers. In India, the relationships between parents and adult children have always been central to old age support and have become increasingly important as the older dependency ratio is increasing significantly. However, the blend of urbanisation and western culture, and the overseas location of children due to rapid globalisation have been affecting the traditional family system, patterns of living arrangements, and support for the elderly. Further, intergenerational ties have also become more complex in many countries worldwide, and India is no exception. The study aims at examining the status of the multi-morbidity condition, self-reported, functional and cognitive health, health and health care seeking behaviour and life satisfaction of Indian Elderly. The predictors of interest are socio-economic characteristics, living arrangement, geographical proximity and family cohesion. The data will be extracted for 31,464 elderly aged 60+ from wave-1 of the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India, 2017-18. At present, two research articles have been completed based on LASI data. The first manuscript addresses the association between food insecurity and malnutrition among the elderly, and the second one investigates whether satisfaction with living arrangements is a predominant factors for determining level of life satisfaction among the Indian elderly.

Keywords: Elderly, Health, Well-being, Living arrangements, Geographical Proximity, Family Cohesion, Life satisfaction, India.