Active Ageing and Labour Market Engagement

Evidence from Eastern India

Authors: Husain, Zakir

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  • Provides an overview of social and economic issues of elderly in India
  • Presents an analysis about the contribution of the aged to the family welfare
  • Represents gender differences across diverse socio-economic strata using econometric models
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The book provides an interesting analysis of the time-use data to examine the extent to which active ageing is occurring in India. It also synthesizes data from the National Sample Survey Office All India Survey and another survey undertaken in Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Ranchi (capital cities of East Indian states) to examine the role of the aged in the Indian Society. Nearly all countries in the world are experiencing an important issue of ageing. India faces its own set of challenges with its aging population due to the absence of a social security system—the shifting family dynamics questions the contribution of the elderly to the family in every aspect. Econometric models have been used in the book to study gender differences and variations across socio-economic conditions, correlating them to the contribution of the aged to their families and the extent of active ageing. The book broadens the understanding on the aged and facilitates their integration in the society so that they can age more actively.

Active Ageing and Labour Market Engagement offers an analytical perspective to professionals, researchers, and policy makers interested in gerontology.

About the authors

Zakir Husain is Professor at the Economics Department in Presidency University, Kolkata. He uses econometric tools and methods to study issues related to exclusion and discrimination in gerontology, education, demography, and health. Prof. Husain has been a faculty in institutes like Indian Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has been also been a Consultant in the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee for Preparing a Report on Status of Muslim Community in India, and a member of the West Bengal State Planning Board. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Active Ageing and Labour Market Engagement
Book Subtitle
Evidence from Eastern India
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-0583-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-0583-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-0582-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 145
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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