Sociology Answer Writing Practice 2018 - Week 12 - Question 3


90 Days Sociology Answer Writing Practice Question 1 for 30-Jan-2019

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30-Jan-2019 - Question 1

How is ageing becoming an emerging issue in India society?(2016)(150 words)

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Model Answer

The word ‘Ageing’ has  been defined variedly by researchers in different context. Ageing is a part of living. It begins with conception and terminates with death. Thanks to the development in medical science for the decline in the death rate in India and cure easily available for most of the ailments which has increased human longevity. The number of aged persons in India is increasing.

According to World Population Prospects, UN Revision,2006, the population of aged in India is currently the second largest in the world. Because of the disintegration of joint family system and change in the lifestyle of the youth under the influence of modernisation and urbanisation aged persons are facing many problems. Some of these are discussed below:

i)Disabilities in old age

ii)Economic dependence

iii)Psychological problems such as feeling of powerlessness, depression, isolation etc

iv)Health problems such as poor eyesight, cough, dental problems etc.

Ageing is predominantly a women’s problem. Not only do women live longer but most of them are widows. They face serious discrimination.

In spite of the government’s and NGOs’ efforts, aged people continue to be vulnerable facing multiple problems and hence require proper care and attention. In the coming years, the population of old people would increase significantly. Thus, efforts should be made to strengthen the family care.

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