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Nature and Extent of Problems of Aged Men in Rural Community of Haryana


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India is a country of 121 crores of residents and among them about 104 million persons are elderly persons having 53 million females and 51 million males. Ages wise about, 76,622,321 people are of 60 years and above constituting 7.5 per cent of the total population. It is interesting to note that there is increase in the number of elderly females over elderly males as per the census data of 2011 as compared to male elderly population during 1991. Out of the total elderly population, about 73 million persons (71%) are residing in rural areas and while 31 million (29%) are in urban areas. The study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana State. Samples of 120 Aged men were selected randomly from Hisar and Hansi Block randomly. The study revealed that the home environment put a great impact on the old aged person morale, psychological and health. Residential facilities make elderly people life easy and happy. They feel confident and protected in their home. After getting a good environment in the home, aged perception is changed towards their family members and society. The analysis of nature and extent of the problem of aged revealed that majority of respondent's home environment in accordance to their wishes and the family atmosphere was also favorable to them.

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Aged Men, Nature and Extent, Environment.
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Authors

Meenu Singh
Department of Sociology, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India
Rashmi Tyagi
Department of Sociology, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India
Praveen Kumar
Department of Sociology, CCSHAU, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


India is a country of 121 crores of residents and among them about 104 million persons are elderly persons having 53 million females and 51 million males. Ages wise about, 76,622,321 people are of 60 years and above constituting 7.5 per cent of the total population. It is interesting to note that there is increase in the number of elderly females over elderly males as per the census data of 2011 as compared to male elderly population during 1991. Out of the total elderly population, about 73 million persons (71%) are residing in rural areas and while 31 million (29%) are in urban areas. The study was conducted in Hisar district of Haryana State. Samples of 120 Aged men were selected randomly from Hisar and Hansi Block randomly. The study revealed that the home environment put a great impact on the old aged person morale, psychological and health. Residential facilities make elderly people life easy and happy. They feel confident and protected in their home. After getting a good environment in the home, aged perception is changed towards their family members and society. The analysis of nature and extent of the problem of aged revealed that majority of respondent's home environment in accordance to their wishes and the family atmosphere was also favorable to them.

Keywords


Aged Men, Nature and Extent, Environment.

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