Kaveri and S Irudaya Rajan
Arif Nizam, P. Sivakumar, and S. Irudaya Rajan
S Irudaya Rajan, Balasubramanyam Pattath First Published August 15, 2022
T.Muhammad C.V.Irshad S. Irudaya Rajan
•A proportion of 32.70% and 14.23% of older adults in this study were diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes, respectively.
•A proportion of 19.48% and 14.69% of older adults had a family history of hypertension and diabetes, respectively.
•Respondents with family history of both diseases had higher odds of reporting them than those with no such family history.
•Association of family medical history and reporting hypertension or diabetes was significantly mediated by body mass index.
India has one of the largest youth populations in the world. Migrant youth in the urban informal economy are a distinctly vulnerable group. They fall outside the purview of most of the labour legislations, including those related to rights-based social security. The draft National Youth Policy 2021 has recognised this. However, in the absence of a robust strategy, and timely and targeted intervention plan, the policy vision of “unlocking the potential of the youth” will remain on paper only.
Kuldeepsingh Rajput, Manoj Jatav
The abuse of senior citizens in their family is a major social issue that usually goes unnoticed. One of the most prominent form of abuse that the elderly population is forced to endure is financial abuse at the hands of close relatives like children and partners. This chapter attempts to throw some light on various forms of financial abuses that senior citizens face in domestic settings, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Kerala, with its significant population of the elderly was chosen for the study. It is based on a case study among 40 senior citizens, who narrated various types of financial and psychological abuses they were subjected to at the hands of their own kith and kin. The study reveals that most of the financial abuses occur in the form of usurping property through fraudulent means, denying pensions and other monetary benefits. In the absence of a national database recording the abuses on the elderly population, this chapter calls for a nationwide database recording the instances of financial as well as other forms of abuse that the senior citizens are subjected to. The authors also call for a concerted action to ensure that the senior citizens are taken care of in their family settings.