Volume : VII, Issue : II, February - 2017

SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF ELDERLY HOUSEHOLDS IN SLUMS OF WEST DELHI

Zaozianlungliu Gonmei, Anupa Siddhu, Gurudayal Singh Toteja, Supriya Dwivedi, Naval Kishore Vikram

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 A pilot study was carried out to assess the socio demographic profile of elderly households in slums of Kirti Nagar, West Delhi. Forty nine elderly household were enrolled in the study. Pretested questionnaire was used to collect information on socio demographic profile. Data collected from 49 elderly households revealed that majority of the slum dwelling elderly belong to Uttar Pradesh (71.4%) followed by Bihar (20.4%) and were Hindu (87.8%). Around 65% of the elderly lived in joint family and 35% in nuclear family. Almost 10.2%, 51% and 38.8% lived in kutcha, semi pucca and pucca houses respectively. The main source of drinking water in the area was a community tap (98%). Approximately half of the respondents (51%) were widowed.  In conclusion, majority of the elderly households in slums are migrants from neighbouring states, lived in joint family and in semi pucca houses.

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Zaozianlungliu Gonmei, Anupa Siddhu, Gurudayal Singh Toteja, Supriya Dwivedi, Naval Kishore Vikram, SOCIO DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE OF ELDERLY HOUSEHOLDS IN SLUMS OF WEST DELHI, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾2 | February‾2017


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