The Geriatric Problems and Approach of Developments in Rural West Bengal
Dr. Srikrishna Mondal
Agrarian society, joint family, socio-economic problems, conflict relationship, psycho-social stress, old age home.
The Ageing population are facing into biggest challenges 21 century in Global context. In most Asian societies fertility and mortality have been decline on substantially contributing to the population on ageing, shrinking family size and economic changes. The aged persons meet with challenges at multiple problems across the urban society to rural society, rural society to tribal society in variable degree in India. The rapid industrialization and urbanization lead to change in agrarian society and joint family structure as consequences, aged persons have face into conflicting social relationship with sons and daughters in law. In agrarian society the joint family structure facing on multiple problems in relation to agricultural land holding pattern, unemployment of younger generation, migratory labor meet with challenges for livelihood activity. The ageing persons are suffering from problems like physical, social, psycho-social stress and disability. The aged persons are belonging into vulnerable section in agrarian society. They are becoming socially excluded from family life and voiceless and powerless in family. The socio-economic condition leading to change the family function and aged persons take shelter at old age home. This paper attempt to focuses on the empirical research concerned with the phenomenon of geriatric problems who reside at 13 old Age home in NGO premises in Purba and Paschim Medinipur District in West Bengal. Total sample size is 325 and data have been collected through semi-structure and structure interview in depth and autobiographical sketch of life of aged persons. The attempt has made to understand the conflict relationship in family and hospitality at old age home.
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Unique Paper ID: 156515

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 4

Page(s): 64 - 72
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