Regional Variation and Determinants of Well-being of the Elderly in India

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Bhaswati Das Rituparna Sengupta Kalosona Paul

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The paper assessed the level of well-being in six states in India, namely Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, West Bengal, Odisha, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The index of well-being was developed based on the Stanford Centre on Longevity (SCL) Index of well-being, Global ageing and Monitoring Project, 2011 with certain modifications. Indices for physical, social and emotional well-being are constructed using data from the Building a Knowledge Base on Population Ageing in India (BKPAI), Sample Registration System, Census of India and National Crime Records Bureau. The indices were thereafter combined to form the well-being index. Marital status, educational level, employment status, annual income, health status and regional factors emerged as strong determinants of elderly well-being through a multinomial logistic regression. The states varied in rank in the components of well-being revealing paradoxes. The differentials in different domains need to be emphasized in the state specific policy for the aged.

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Das, B., Sengupta, R., & Paul, K. (2018). Regional Variation and Determinants of Well-being of the Elderly in India. Journal of Population and Social Studies [JPSS], 26(3), 219-234. Retrieved from https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jpss/article/view/102514
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Bhaswati Das, Centre for the Study of Regional DevelopmentJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew Delhi 110067India

Centre for the Study of Regional Development

School of Social Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi 110067

India

Rituparna Sengupta, Research Scholar CSRD, School of Social Science Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi-110067

Rituparna Sengupta is a research scholar in CSRD, School of Social Science Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi-110067.

Kalosona Paul, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai-400088

Kalosona Paul is a Research Scholar in School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai-400088

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