A sociological study of old age paradigms and senior citizens in India
Dr. Sujatha CN
The life cycle of human beings progresses with the growth and development and results finally in ageing. Ageing is associated with physical, psychological and socio economic factors. The phenomenon of ageing is globally experienced. The sociologists and psychologists have their own perspectives on the concept of ageing. The emphasis and focus is on sequence or the physical aspects. The age of 60 or 65, roughly equivalent to retirement ages in most developed countries is said to be the beginning of old age. The present study does a conceptual study of the Old Age and also associated aspects with old age on statutory front.