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The Added Years: Elderly in India and Kerala
Leela Gulati and S. Irudaya Rajan
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 34, No. 44 (Oct. 30 - Nov. 5, 1999), pp. WS46-WS51
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4408564
Page Count: 6
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While ageing of the population represents demographic achievements in lowering birth and death rates, it also poses challenges in care of the elderly. The experience of Kerala is instructive for the rest of India as Kerala is a few years ahead on the demographic path. This article analyses data on ageing, gender differentials in ageing and widowhood.
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