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Care of Senior Citizens and the Role of the State

Anuradha Thakur
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 43, No. 17 (Apr. 26 - May 2, 2008), pp. 11-13
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40277382
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Abstract

An analysis of the implementation of the Himachal Pradesh Maintenance of Parents and Dependants Act, 2001 on which is based the centre's Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007 shows that the complexity of care for the aged needs a mix of fiscal measures for social security and healthcare, along with appropriate legislation.

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