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Volume 10 : 11 November 2010
ISSN 1930-2940

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Economic Perspectives and Life-style Characteristics of
the Aged Population in Tamil Nadu, India

R. Hariharan, M.A., M.Phil.
N. Malathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Aged Couple


Population aging is one of the consequences of fertility, mortality and health transitions of a region or country over a period of time. The increase in the aged population reflects decrease in child population, which in turn, favours the lower fertility, increase in the labour force and also additional economic burden of the aged population in terms of health, housing and related expenditures. Population ageing is emerging as a serious problem in many South Asian Countries. The growth rate of the population aged 60 and above exceeds that of national populations. The elderly in South Asian Countries face many problems such as insolvency, loss of authority, social insecurity, insufficient recreational facilities, lack of overall physical and mental care, problems associated with having arrangements etc. In India, the life expectancy has gone up from 20 years in the beginning of the 20th Century to 64 years today. Better medical facilities, care and low fertility made the elderly the fastest growing section of the society. The persons above 60 years of age are classified as aged persons in India. It took more than 100 years for the aged population to double in many countries in the world. But in India it has doubled in 25 years, 12 million elderly people in 1901 have been increased to 77 million in the year 2001. It has been estimated that the elderly population will reach 177 million in the year 2025.

Affected by Socio-economic and Health Problems

Aged Individual

The aged population is affected by various socio-economic and health problems and lifestyle behaviours, especially in rural areas. These problems result from rural-urban migration, urbanization and industrialization, which pave way for the break-down of joint family system, growing loneliness and other related problems in the rural areas. These factors coupled with the emergence of nuclear family system and modernization increase the number of old-age homes in urban areas.

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R. Hariharan, M.A., M.Phil.
Department of Economics
Annamalai University
Annamalai Nagar - 608 002
Tamilnadu, India

N. Malathi, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D
Department of Economics
Annamalai University
Annamalai Nagar-608 002
Tamil Nadu, India

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